This is a quote that I had posted onto my old computer monitor at school for years. Seeing this again, I know that I need to put it on my new monitor too. This is such a great reminder for us that if we want to change things in our world, we need to change ourselves. If we want more happiness in our lives, we can't depend on others to give it to us, we need to create it ourselves. If we want someone to listen to us more, listen to them more. I've heard it over and and over again; be the example of what you want more of in your life.
While mowing the lawn yesterday I was listening to "QBQ" - The Question Behind the Question by John Miller. In his great audio reading of his book, he covered the same point. So many times the lack of personal responsibility is evident everywhere we go, and many times it's right in the mirror for me. Gandhi had it right on target with this thought. If we want more peace in the world, be more peaceful to ourselves and those around us. Dr. Wayne Dyer brings up the same idea in that whatever we focus on, that's what our world is made up of. Whatever we focus on, think about all the time - that becomes our reality.
I know that I need to really focus on this thought and I need to start being the change I want to see in my world. It's not going to happen any other way. You know what? It starts today. Monday is always a good day to take a different approach to our world. Scrolling through some postings yesterday, this jumped right out at me. Like I said, I've heard it before. That brings up another good thought for all of us: Lesson repeated until lesson learned. I guess there is a reason why I am hearing it so many times. Is this the first time you have heard it? How can you be the change in your world? Let me know. I bet it's a great example to help so many others.