"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi.
If you want more love, be loving. If you want more peace, be peaceful. If you want more joy, be joyful. Sounds simple enough. But simple isn’t always easy, especially since many of us are conditioned to look to someone else to fix our world. Being the change requires each of us to own our actions and to take responsibility for the impact we have on the world.
Our thoughts, our beliefs, and our actions matter – for they help shape the world around us because we are all interconnected. This is no longer just the notion of the mystics for quantum physics has revealed that at the smallest level of matter it appears that everything is interconnected. The ‘new science’ also suggests that we are far more than passive observers of our world, but active participants who influence reality through our thoughts and beliefs.
So if we keep waiting on the world to change, as John Mayer sings so wonderfully, we continue to support the status quo. Transformation begins within and expands outward. This is why I am committed to practicing and teaching transformational technologies like yoga and qi gong. When we shift, we shift the world around us. And each of us has the power to transform our selves and our world.