“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”
~ Gautama Buddha
One of the struggles we face once we become completely aware and awake about the challenges of our world is “what can I do?”…
I have struggled with this myself for some time now. The tendency of some is to jump and get rid of all what is “bad” in our lives and start changing things. Some things are easy to leave behind or change, but some take more time and effort or may be unrealistic for us right now.
In my personal journey, I have found that when I push myself too far, I get tired soon and tend to abandon the projects I started. The same happens if I want to accomplish many changes at a time.
Although we can’t individually “save the world” we can act as individuals first and then as a part of the community, to change things at local scale.
“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero
than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”
~ Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha
I would like to share the things I have explored, little individual steps that I have adopted and some I want to adopt but still struggle with the how…for some of them I need time and external support, either because they require re-skilling or because they are not a realistic choice for me or my family at this moment. Feel free to share yours, contribute with ideas and suggestions and share this post with others who may be interested in “being the change you want to see in the world”.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
~ Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha
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