We humans are a funny race. All of us want change in one way or another. We want to end world hunger, we want world peace, we want better relationships, and we want to have everything we lack. It seems, however, we want it all without having to transform ourselves along the process of achieving our desires.
I got to thinking about this after seeing some commentary about the passing of Steve Jobs and how some people commented along the lines of, “He didn’t do this, he didn’t do that.” Sure, he didn’t end world hunger, he didn’t invent a vaccine that saved the lives of millions, nor did he make the world a perfect place before he died. Steve Jobs, in many ways, did make the world a better place with his work in computer technology and he did so by striving for his own version of excellence, learning, changing, and growing along his own path of destiny.
Each of us has a path of destiny, a spiritual calling of the soul, a service and a job to be done on earth that when we are all working in synergy to our own calling, together we can change the world and make it a better place, coming closer and closer each moment and each day to global enlightenment.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who ignore their calling and refuse to be the change they wish to see in the world. We rather sit around, waiting for life to hand us change, rather than take the risks and face the challenges necessary to create our own fates. It’s like we’re sleeping in the car to enlightenment and we tell the driver, “Wake me up when we get there.” Unfortunately, life isn’t like that: We’ve got to be conscious in every moment, often struggling, toward our goals.
We’ve got to push ourselves to create the person we want to be, rather than simply give up and say, “This is who I am and this is how the world is.” If we throw our hands in the air and give up our role as master of our own destiny, life’s circumstances will change us subconsciously creating the person we don’t want to be, eventually suffering ourselves because of our own stubbornness and fear.
Change awakens and begins from within. It’s true when they say we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. The more active we are in creating and evolving ourselves, the faster the world evolves around us.
So, if you want happier and healthier relationships, start by being the example of a happy and healthy person. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, waste and consume less. Whatever you want to see in the world is in correlation to your own perceptions and actions. Together, when we’re all acting and changing in accord our own purpose, we can change the world.