Some days it’s easy to walk around with a proud chest and light heart and feel like I’ve come a long way and am really making a positive impact on the world. Other days that negative voice rears its head and makes me feel like I’m really not doing much at all. I used to view the world as this huge place, with far too many people and I would feel intimidated by it all. How could little me contribute to a place like this and make a difference? I don’t really know when my view of the world changed from this..but I’m so glad it did.
I had this moment last night, I was sitting under the deep black sky and I suddenly realized how many stars had become visible during such a short period of time. It’s like I didn’t realize anything was changing until it was all said and done and the whole sky was lit up. Sitting under a sky full of stars used to make me feel small and scared, like it was all too much to handle. But last night, sitting there, I couldn’t help but smile and think how far I’ve come without really having noticed my transformation. In opening up to the vastness within, I opened up to the vastness without. The immensity no longer scares me because I’ve felt its presence within me and in it lies love. The sky didn’t change. I changed. So let’s think, instead of changing the world how can I change my perception to see the world differently?
The world is perfect as it is. We only sometimes have to change our perception to really see it.
“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” Lao Tzu
It’s an inside job,