A look in the mirror is all it takes to change the world. Take a long hard look in the mirror and really notice who you are.
We’re all shouting for peace right now. Not just world peace – but peace in our cities, in our workplaces, in our homes, and in our minds. There has to be a better way to end this craziness.
We need to find new ways of doing things. We seem to be stuck on a hamster wheel doing the same things over and over. These outdated modes of thought have not been working. The past will keep repeating itself until we make the decision to go in a new direction.
Going in a new direction begins inside of you, of me, and of us as individuals. Until we change as individuals, only then can the world change, too.
One of my favorite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi – ‘You must be the change you want to see in the world.’ So to have world peace we have to look in the mirror. Take a look and try to find the peace you’re searching for in your heart.
If you can’t find it ask yourself why.
It’s not missing – it’s been there with you all along waiting for you to begin your search within. Peace isn’t hard to find at all. You just have to dig from underneath all of the rubble of fear and anger. Once you push the fear and anger away, peace will be in plain view.
When you find peace in your heart, you start to exude it. It becomes infectious. Joy soon follows and a sense of calm is not too far behind. All of this from one good look in the mirror. One hard look at who you really are. That’s all it takes to get the ball rolling.
It’s easy to pass it on to others by reminding them they can find their peace from within. They’ll know it can be done because they would have seen the transformation in you. Be a walking example of peace and watch how it spreads.
When others come to you full of fear and anger, remember the peace within yourself. Then gently remind them that no matter how bad it gets, it will eventually work itself out for the best.
We get what we dwell upon so if we keep our thoughts based on fear and anger, that’s what we’ll continue to get. Instead, let’s focus on peace – peace within ourselves and let these thoughts multiply. Remember to be the change you want to see. Be peaceful within your heart and watch your world begin to mirror that.
What are some things you can do to find peace?
Journaling is a fantastic place to start. Write down what you see when you look in the mirror. What do you like about it? What do you want to change? What could you be doing differently to make that change. These are all things that can lead you back to who you are and what you want to change. It doesn’t have to be anything huge. Start with small things then work towards some of the bigger changes you want to make. A journal or diary can help you see how each of the baby steps you take lead to the bigger changes you want to see. You can find addtional techniques you can implement in my post from last week.
You can do this!