“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change.
Not only because you are now viewing your environment through new lenses of thoughts and emotions but also because the change within can allow you to take action in ways you would not have – or maybe even have thought about – while stuck in your old thought patterns.
The problem with changing your outer world without changing yourself is that you will still be you when you reach that change you have strived for. You will still have your flaws, anger, negativity, self-sabotaging tendencies intact. And so in this new situation you will still not find what you hoped for since your mind is still seeping with that negative stuff.
As human beings, our greatness lays not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves.
When we are in a place where we try to uphold or cling to our old views to appear consistent while we realise within that something is wrong. It’s not a fun place to be. To choose to grow and evolve is a happier and far more beneficial path to take.
“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.”