Last time we took a walk on the wild side as we focused on the act of “being” and the importance of grounding oneself while looking inward for healing, prior to needs of the planet. Until we are of sound mind & body there is no way to truly help others or tackle the big issues, such as saving our home planet.
You’ve read and hopefully had time to implement some of the pro-active steps to self healing into your daily regime. This brings us to the present moment. Understanding the significance of “being”; implementing through actions, and ultimately “doing” what needs to be done. We have been led to believe that one person cannot make a difference and most feel overwhelmed or confused on how, what, where, when to begin the journey toward co-creating social change.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
There are many ways to create change that appear small at first until you analyze our combined efforts and they begin in the home.
-Purchase products made with recycled materials
-Find a way to recycle everything versus sending to a landfill
-Start a garden
-Eat less / Drink Less / Need less (be conservative)
-Get involved in your local community
-Add a very good water filtration system in your home
-Get your fruits & veggies locally – Shop the Farmers Markets
-Read labels and make the switch to food that is actually good for you
-Carpool when ever you can
-Learn how to sew, knit, crotchet, cook, bake and canning
-Create a Survival Prepared Kit
“People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all. Unknown Source”
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” - Leonardo da Vinci
“If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” - Marian Wright Edelman
“Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.” - Pablo Casals
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything” ~ Albert Einstein
"Belief without action is the ruin of the soul." -Edward Abbey
"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -Martin Luther King, Jr., "When Silence Is Betrayal," 1967
"Every great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege." -Lucretia Mott, Quaker abolitionist and women's rights activist