One of my favorite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you want to see in the world." All change comes from within us & I've tried to embrace this idea over the past several years. I've tried hard to be open & accepting to all people & all religions. With this blog I've worked hard to do the same. I've always been very interested in learning about all the major religions in the world & in fact I took comparative religions in both High School & College. I bring this for two reason one; I believe the more knowledge we have about the other people we meet in our lives gives us the opportunity to be more open. The second reason is; For me one the best examples of change is the prayer of Saint Francis. For those of you who don't know this prayer here are the words:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
There are many interpretations of this prayer but to me it's about the Gandhi quote I lead off with. We make choices in everything we do & if we choose to do the right thing in everything we do the world will be a better place for all of us. Regardless of your religious belief's absorb these words & be the change in the world that you want to see.
I believe that by opening up & living from a place of love we as individuals & together as a group can shift the consciousness of the world in our lifetime. Imagine a world where we live in peace & harmony & all of us work to always do the right thing. For me there could be no better place then this.
Start today & be the change you want to see in the world!
I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm taking a drive to see fall colors on Monday & Tuesday so I'm not sure if I'll be able to write this blog (I will try). Enjoy yourselves & I'll see you soon.
Quote of the day: You must be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi