Positive, empowered thinking is only the start. Until that thinking is converted to bold action, we change little about our lives or the world. Once that thinking becomes bold action, we are capable of changing just about anything about the world or our lives.
Consider how many people had the chance to conceive gravity before Newton, but took no action. How many could have held the Wright Brothers’ place in history, had they only put their ideas for human flight into action? Who else had words as beautiful and powerful as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but never acted on them and so never changed the course of history?
I’d posit that there were many others who could have replaced these names in history had they simply acted on their thoughts or ideas.
What amazing thinking have you manifested, but not acted upon? How might it change your life and the world, if only you acted? Something to ponder today. Something to act upon today.
Wherever you are on your journey, you are awesome!
Whether you view Jesus of Nazareth as your personal savior, a great teacher, or an interesting historical figure; there’s little doubt he left behind powerful words that provide a template for the better world we’re all seeking in this moment.
Here are 10 things Jesus said, without qualification or fine print, that we can all use as a basis creating better selves and a better world.
Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone. (Social media would go silent. LOL)
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew) (Alternatively from Mark – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
So, in everything, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
We see in these sayings words about peace, affirmation, bettering ourselves, and caring about each other.
Jesus spoke many other important and, for many, sacred words. Yet if we took these 10 items alone and built our character upon them and the world’s character upon them; how much better would that world be?
In case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE AWESOME!
Something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.
If you allow the anger and the vitriol to win, you eventually become filled with it.
If you allow “Us” vs. “Them” to triumph, we’ll wind up with an unhappy cinder of a world.
Be open to change. Be open to new ideas. It’s the way of our Universe. Nothing, nothing, stays the same forever. Stopping change is impossible. We can only hope to mold it into something more productive and that helps more people.
A really famous guy counseled to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes today. If you do, I promise, you’ll find a sympathetic figure wanting most of the same things you want. If one mile doesn’t get tou there, walk two. If you’re still angry at the person, you haven’t walked far enough.
The sky is a big place for a narrow mind and a closed heart. Let yours be opened from horizon to horizon. See with new eyes.
Yes, something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!