Transform your world, start with yourself
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
We often strive to transform and improve our circumstances, our world. We proceed by applying external factors. We move objects by using force, we drive a car by bringing to bear a set of techniques and when we want others to behave in a determined way, we ask, teach, direct or even dictate. To our surprise, many times those around us do not respond as expected. So we wonder.
"We reap what we sow" is a principle that predominates in life. Usually, we receive kindness from being kind, we get heard from listening, and we lead by understanding and following. Desires matter, but may not suffice to produce the results we are after.
Our world reflects our mindset, knowledge level and expectations. Can a teacher with low expectations for her students stoke passion in them and extract brilliance from them? Not so sure. What if we consider ignorance as bliss and use it to better our societies? Well, chaos would ensue. What about negativity as a strategy to reach our goals? This strategy may be a recipe for failure.
No matter how we look at it, transformation starts with ourselves. The more we improve our skills and broaden our understanding, the more we contribute to change and better our world. The more productive relationships we build, the more harmonious become our families and communities.
We gain in developing awareness that we hold the key to achieving transformation goals. If we choose to work on ourselves, we will be surprised how people around us mirror what they see in us.
Do you want a more peaceful and prosperous world? Start practicing peace and pursuing prosperity today.
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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