Gandhi said “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”
I think this statement says a lot to explain how changing my perspective had a huge impact on the way I see the world, and in return the way that the world sees me.
I used to have a very negative and cynical point of view, I wasn’t a joy to be around. Mostly I behaved this way because I felt unhappy, isolated, lonely, and out of control. It was after a life altering experience that I realized that all these feelings are just feelings. Just because I’m feeling it, doesn’t mean that I have to buy into the belief or reaction that is causing it. Ultimately, I realized that I could choose to respond to things vs react.
This small shift changed my world. Once I changed, my world changed.
What does his statement mean to you?
2 thoughts on “Be The Change You Want To See In The World.”
Respond don’t react has become one of my own personal mantras recently through some life changing events. Letting go of the things you cannot change and focusing on the things you can is just as important 🙂
I’m just starting up a new company called emotions toolkit through which we hope to teach the next generation how it is possible to self regulate and be self-empowered. The website will soon go life and I’d love it if you both would take a look x
Love from Nottingham UK, Debs x