You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatama Gandhi!
Mahatma Gandhi taught that we should endeavor to be the change that we wish to see in the world. This statement is a call to personal authenticity and suggests that we make every effort to embody in character and action that which would see created for ourselves, our fellows and future generations.
Authenticity is about remaining connected to our true nature – the character that we create for ourselves and to which we subscribe. The challenge comes in deciding whom or what it is that we wish to create.
Most of us are not used to thinking like this. We are accustomed to seeing ourselves as separate from the world around us, in which case it is easy to assign blame to others for any problem at all, from noisy neighbors to a war halfway across the globe.
Perhaps we might consider the possibility that everything that comes into our lives, both good and bad, is a reflection, a mirror in which to see ourselves.
There is no other place to start…