Ghandi said, “Be the change you would like to see in the world.”
These words can almost be cliche now, but let’s really think about the deep, deep wisdom they hold.
I am feeling more and more convicted as I watch and observe the world around me that I MUST, with my actions, demonstrate what I would most like to see.
So many others have said it in different ways…
Glennon Doyle Melton said: "It doesn't matter what you say you think, it matters what we do.”
Don't know who said: "Practice what you preach." "Lead by example" "When we heal ourselves we heal the world." “Empowered people, empower people.” and on and on.
Just because it's been said before doesn't mean it shouldn't be said again.
There is something in me pushing up old stories, old patterns, old bullshit for me and I need the reminder to move inward.
The reminder to be honest with myself. And make sure that I am demonstrating what I would most like to see in the world, which is forever: More forgiveness. More understanding. More Love. More freedom.
It starts with me.
It starts with us: The gentle. The forgiving. The humble. The ones who know the darkness in the world is only a reflection of the darkness we harbor toward ourselves. When I can't forgive someone it's because I am not forgiving a part of myself. When there is judgement, there is contraction and love cannot flow unimpeded.
And love is the only thing that heals.
Real change comes when we give up the game of right and wrong. When we lay down our need to be validated and fall into each other's arms and know we are the same.
Come home all my parts. All my broken and haggard.
Come scream and cry and rage TOGETHER. Let us realize we are the fire of transformation.
Come re-member the love that flows through us. Come re-member who we are.
Come be forgiven.
Come have a seat at my table.
Come help me build a world where the collective pain is not fought against (no more separation) but accepted and only then, transcended.
Allow yourself to be still today and ask yourself what you really want to see in this world and go out and demonstrate just that.
If you feel the call to be guided in a mindfulness practice I have some you can download in my offerings here: https://www.clarawisner.com/meditations