Gotta love Ghandi. One of my favorite quotes of his is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
If you are tired of the drama and unhappy place you are in life…change it. You are the only one that has that power. At some point you have to stop pointing the blame at everyone else. I know…I am talking from experience. And ever since I started accepting not just my own flaws, but other peoples mistakes…life has been a whole lot easier – and happier. Not perfect. But peaceful.
A really great thing happened the other day. A good and dear friend of mine who has stuck by my side through the worst of the worst…said she is finding that she is able to accept some of her hardest-to-get-along-with people in her life recently too. She was trying to figure it out. And she said to me – maybe it is because I see how you are letting go of “it”.
Nevermind what the “IT” is. The “it” is not the point. Or…maybe it is. Because everyone has an “it” to overcome. Steven Kings book “IT” was kind of genius in that way. Because “it” can be a monster and destroy your life if you let “it”.
But the point of this story is – how cool is it that by me coming to a place of peace and acceptance…that I might have helped someone else along in the process too! Maybe…mabye not. But it sure didn’t hurt. The other option was for me to continue struggling with “it” so very ungracefully and causing more drama and heartache than good in the world.
And what do you want to see in YOUR world? You can decide. I don’t always make the wisest choice. But it sure feels good when I actually do become the change that I want to see in the world. I hope I make it more of a habit.