“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” John Lennon.
What’s been happening
I haven’t been on for a while due to my studies in writing and editing. I’m pleased to say I’ve come to the end of my course. All my final assignments are handed in and I’m eagerly anticipating the results. I can now devote more time to this blog and will add content once a week. Well that’s the goal anyway.
Change is a comin’
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller.
I think there’s a new world order taking shape. Things are shifting. What was once acceptable, no longer is. I see this in the world wide protests for climate change. The old world order is holding on to the way things are. The thought of what’s to come scares them, but change is inevitable. I’m not saying just change for change’s sake. I’m saying real and justified change. It’s not change we fear. It’s the unknown. Will it be better or worse than it is now?
The new generation are rising up. They will be responsible for managing the economy, the environment, the infrastructure. What are we the baby boomers, Generations X and Y handing over to them? We want to be proud of what we’ve achieved. Life is an endless cycle of birth, living and death. Life is about change and we can’t hold it back. We the older generations have a responsibility to leave a world that cares, nurtures and sustains.
We can’t suck the world dry of its nutrients and then wonder why we don’t have enough. Is it any wonder the younger generation are rising up and saying, “What are you doing about this? Is this what you are leaving us and future generations? Well it isn’t good enough.”
“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” Bikram Choudhry.
Our world is so fast paced. Technology is moving ahead at an alarming rate. On one hand we welcome it, but then we get confused. As soon as we grasp one concept another comes along to takes it place. The internet, computers, smartphones, social media. We can get caught up in all of this and lose touch with who we really are. We are connected to each other, but disconnected from ourselves.
While it’s fine to demand change from others we need to start from the individual and work our way out from there. Are we living our genuine, authentic lives? If we aren’t then how can we expect others to. Practice what you preach. If you don’t then no-one will listen to you no matter how much you protest. If you want change, be that change. As Mahatama Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” Aldous Huxley.
The world is changing around us. It is swirling around us like a whirlpool, but we essentially haven’t changed. We all want the same things. To love and be loved. Compassion, kindness and forgiveness. Life isn’t measured by what we have, but by the quality of who we are. It should be measured by how we treat ourselves and each other. Let’s see beyond the facade, beyond the stereotypes, beyond the material things. We all live on this earth and we all have a responsiblity to it. Let’s do whatever we can to make a difference now and for future generations.
Love and blessings to you all.
“The only way we can change our world is to take responsibility for our part in it.” Rachael Bermingham.
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” Henry David Thoreau.