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CHANGE

Yesterday I was clever,
that is why I  wanted to change the world.  

Today I am wise, 

that is why I am changing myself.  

~ Sri Chinmoy

Why is it difficult for some of us to simply be the change we want to see in the world?  I believe we wake up with the best intentions, but they are empty promises without taking action.  If there is one word to identify what gets in my way to change for the better, it would be strength.  I am working on that.  What is yours? 

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5 responses

  1. love, love, love that quote!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

  2. Beautiful again Christine! Have you ever read “The White Book?” It was about John Lennon and Yoko Ono and their bed in after they got married. A definite worthwhile read. Something in that book has stuck with me for the last 30 years and it had to do with protesting for a change in society, whatever it may be. It is basically this: Rather than use your energy to protest the change that you want to see made, what is it that you are doing to create that change? What makes it difficult in the world to “be the change” as you state, is that people would actually have to do something! It is much easier to to say you want a change than to do anything to create that change that you want to see…

    Hugs! –Barb, The Salmon Fishing Queen

    April 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    • So true. After starting my non-profit to help raise funds for public education, I’ve gone to people I know who wanted to make a difference in our community, only to find that no one has the time. Approaching starngers is one of my biggest fear, along with rejection and failure. This is the change I have created in myself, to find the courage to approach strangers, introduce myself and present my non-profit. The courage to continue each day, even after being rejected and finding the courage to persevere knowing there will be failure involved in getting this off the ground.

      My protest is with my inner demons, because in choosing my battles, I’ve decided to spend my energy in finding the strength to overcome my defficiencies so I can make a difference by being the difference, if not to the world, at least to my family and eventually my community. It is exhausting, but well worth it! Wish me luck! Hugs back to you and thanks!!! Like the little train that could said… I know I can, I know I can…

      Check out my non-profit when you can at http://www.adollaradayforayear.org

      April 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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  4. Me

    “If there is one word to identify what gets in my way to change for the better, it would be strength. I am working on that. What is yours?”

    My word is … ME.

    June 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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