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Be the Change You Want to See in the World

The wisdom of this well known axiom is probably the most ignored advice in the world.

When you fully understand what this axiom means, you will begin to realise that there is something terribly wrong in “fighting” for peace. You cannot bring peace to the world until you are at peace with yourself. You cannot build trust, unless you live trust.

The quality you are trying to build in the world must exist within you before it can exist in your world. This is because the world you experience is a reflection of who you are in your mind—your values and beliefs. You experience everything that occurs in the world through your filters of reality. No two people experience the world in exactly the same way, because we are all conditioned by our parental and cultural upbringing, and our particular soul inclinations.

At the quantum level of existence everything exists in all its possibilities. The possibility you experience is governed by your beliefs. You live in a subjective world. What your mind focuses on—what it believes—is what you will see. Believing is seeing. If you believe someone is lazy, then you will interpret their actions through this filter: you will be predisposed to notice anything that looks like laziness. If you believe someone is arrogant, then you will be predisposed to notice anything that looks arrogance. Your thoughts create the reality you experience.

We do not see things as they are but as we are.
The Talmud

If you want to see the world differently then stop filtering the world through your beliefs or change your beliefs. If you really want to interact with the world differently try not judge or label what you see. The label you use tells you more about who you are than the situation or person you are labelling. You cannot possibly understand why a person is behaving in the way they are behaving unless you know their complete history.

You should also let your actions be driven by the values of your soul; not by your ego’s beliefs. Let the “inspiration” of your soul guide your actions in everything that you do. What you will discover is that your ultimate passion is to give your gift—make the talents you have, available to the world.

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. 
Albert Schweitzer


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