“Be the change you want to see.” ~ Gandhi
There is a famous story of Gandhi dropping one of his sandals on to the tracks of a train as he disembarked. Instead of going after it, he took the remaining sandal off his foot and threw it on the track as well. One of his travelling companions asked him what he was doing and he responded “I want the person who finds the sandal to have a pair”. That kind of ‘out of the box’ thinking was responsible for Britain’s decision to leave India. The Indian independence movement led by Gandhi, 1930-1947 happened without firing a single shot. We need that kind of thinking today in our world.
I would assume that you are one of those ‘out of the box’ thinkers since you are reading this blog post. The world needs you…now more than ever, to be the change we all want to see on this planet. Here’s an example of why we all need to find the courage to make a difference in our own little part of the world.
Ferguson, MO was beginning to resemble a police state. Remember Tienanmen Square or the rise of Nazi Germany? I worry that we in North America will experience similar. How long before what we saw in Ferguson becomes an accepted way to deal with conflict everywhere? (Or have we already accepted it with our inaction?) We should be concerned; every single one of us should be concerned.
The beginning of this century will stand out in the history books; Halliburton oil, terrorism, the unspeakable horror of 911, Code oranges, spying on citizens and now this. Edmund Burke in the late 18th century wrote
“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”
How many liberties will we give up before we realize we have been duped? Edmund Burke also wrote
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
We can do what it takes to triumph over evil, and we can use men like Gandhi for inspiration.
This is an opportunity. We can choose to find peaceful solutions for this worlds inequalities with ‘out of the box’ thinking. It was Einstein who said
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
Instead of an up-rising which could involve violence, let’s rise above and find solutions from a new level of consciousness and a new perspective. We each see through our own lens. Let’s use that as a basis for compassion and understanding as we birth a more enlightened world.
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