Good Saturday, dear reader. There’s no bigger myth out there than that we don’t have choices about how to see and interact with the world around us.
We most certainly do. These quotes may seem diverse, but they share this in common. They remind us to see the world through compassionate and inclusive eyes and ourselves as positive vehicles of change,
Working together, we can create a better world for ourselves and everyone else.
There is no ethical or moral code that ignores this basic principle. So many of the ills afflicting our minds and our society could be greatly mitigated by doing this one thing.
Certainly, there are many on the planet who believe this to be much harder than it actually is. They’ve seen the ugliness people are capable of up close. For many, their protection mechanism has become to blame the whole species.
There are a couple of simple mind shifts that can get us back on a more productive track.
Stop blaming humanity for the faults of some humans. There are literally billions of good people out there trying to make their way in this crazy world just like you. Shift your focus to that fact.
See people as individuals and each situation as unique. We have a tendency to generalize and categorize our way to a point where we don’t trust anyone or anything. Renew your commitment to see each person for the unique individual they are rather than grouping them into a label. See each situation as unique. The fact that you’ve been hurt in say a relationship, doesn’t mean that the best relationship you can imagine isn’t out there for you.
Love your neighbor. Give them the same chance you want and deserve. People will surprise you and you’ll find more joy and happiness in your interactions with others.
Good Monday evening, my friends. A better world; it’s the age-old aspiration of human beings. We want to improve the world and leave something better for our children and grandchildren.
There’s no magic pill that will get us there. It’s the labor of one person multiplied around the planet making this moment, this day, one life a little better.
The fact that it’s challenging must not deter us. We were hired, in a way, to come here to this challenging time and this challenging place to be the difference the world needs.
You might be wondering, “Am I really equipped to take on the daunting tasks of our moment in time?” I assure you. You’re not only capable. You’re uniquely qualified to be the antidote to the negativity that poisons this period of history.
Be bold. Be true to principles that don’t change based on who’s in office or the latest fad. Hold fast to the belief that humanity can have and will have a bright and illustrious future and that you play an irreplaceable role in making it happen.
I believe in you. Meet me halfway and believe in you too!