We Can Be the Vaccine for Change
Responsibility for a world filled with compassion and caring begins with us. To live a life of truth, means that we recognize each other for our individuality, accept each other with our faults and strive to treat all individuals as equal human beings. This is done while doing what we can to live our best life. There are many who make that task difficult for us. However, if we stay true to who we are and draw on the lessons of compassion and caring that we were taught as children and young adults, we truly can be the vaccine that injects change into this turbulent world.
Many times we tell ourselves that we are only one person and have no power to affect change. When the number of people who do that multiplies, it is likely that will prove out to be true. Yet, when we have the courage and wisdom to be the one person that makes a difference, that is often the injection that the next person needs to make their own stand in the world. One becomes two and eventually enough people take the necessary steps to create the change that is needed for the moment. If we truly want a better world, sitting back and watching the world go by is simply not an option.
We often spend so much time caring about what everyone else is doing and how they are living their lives, that we fail to do what is necessary to live our own truth. Not doing so negates the opportunity for us to set the example that others can learn from. When we lead the way with conviction, those that know and trust us often follow. It is then that the possibility for change begins. Refocusing all the energy that is spent on negativity, on that which is positive and productive, creates the foundation necessary to make a difference.
To survive a world of division, there is no other option than to live our truth, not expect others to be who we want them to be, rather than who they are, and respect our differences, while celebrating our similarities. Understanding that each person has the ability to make their own contribution to the world, in their own way and respecting that, creates the space for the change that is needed. At the end of the day it truly does all start with us. With the appropriate effort, we truly can be the much needed vaccine for change.