In spite of all the tragedies, natural disasters, polarization, political controversies, including corporate, political, and personal abuse, I still believe each of us everyday, seemingly ordinary human beings, are bringing about more peace, love, and light, in the world.
I don't own a major company, and most people don't even know I'm on the planet, but I feel I'm doing my part. I certainly didn't wow the educational system or set the corporate world on fire, but in my own way I know I'm contributing. I have a small following, but I'm still making my impact. Sometimes it's a struggle for me to find the most eloquent words to write or to speak, but still I believe I'm able to make a difference. Everyone makes a difference in the world. Everyone.
I really believe we beneficially contribute to the world even more so through feeding our spirit by doing what brings us joy, and living from lighter and higher emotions. As each of us create avenues for positive change in ourselves, all of humanity benefits as well.
Every time we laugh we make a contribution to the collective consciousness. Every time we're inspired by a work of art, a book, a film, a conversation, our resulting inspired thoughts and feelings ripple out to all. When we choose to think a beautiful thought, among so many other kinds of thoughts we could choose to think, we're contributing to mankind. When I cook one of my vegan meals and my husband opts in and valiantly eats every bite out of love, he's contributing because he's melting my heart with every bite. No moment is too silly or insignificant.
Most everyone knows that kindness towards someone else, directly contributes to whom the kindness is directed to. But it's easy to forget to be kind to ourselves, especially when things get tough. Self-kindness is a gift to ourselves. It's also a gift to others because the beneficial feelings ripple out to all. How we feel as we go about our day, touches many. How we're spending our time. Joyful, fun, interesting, rewarding? Or, do we feel constricted? What are our feelings telling us? What kinds of thoughts are we holding? Are they positive or negative thoughts? What kinds of words are we using? Lighthearted, humorous, or inspiring, or negative, self-deprecating, or limiting? Are we taking action on our dreams? What kinds of habits do we have?
As we become aware of ourselves, open to our light and personal strength, we can't help but consciously create a more loving, compassionate, joyful experience for ourselves, and the world. Each of us becomes a light for each other.
For me, the higher I take my feelings by honoring myself with better thoughts and habits, the less I want to name-call any name-callers, or hate the haters. It also seems especially counter-intuitive to me, to tear down those that tear down others.
I can't think of a better time for more and more of us to realize our self-worth, our strength, our personal power. We hold back and hope that someone more qualified, more awesome, more special, more divine, will improve things. But we're all already that. The solution isn't with an elected official, world leader, or famous what's-her/his-name, it's everyone, the collective us. We're positively impacting the world as we
- Lead with our best effort in more moments
- Create positive messages and take positive actions
- Act on our own beneficial ideas and solutions
- Support one another
- Believe in better possibilities
How we are being, how we are taking care of ourselves, is how we evolve our communities, our world governments, corporations, financial systems, educational institutions, healthcare, our world, our hearts, our consciousness, our humanity.
While each of us is having our own individual life experience, we are one spirit and one humanity.
Whatever experiences we're in the midst of, whether we're lighthearted, sad, confused, or joyful, we still connect with each other. We transform ourselves and the world, one beneficial thought at a time, and through even the smallest human gesture.
What do you think? Do you see yourself individually and collectively, contributing?