“Worry is the misuse of the imagination.”- Dan Zadra
I have spent much of my life wanting and hoping to change the world for the better.
I have stressed about global climate change, and world peace, and ending world hunger, and stopping all bullying and violence everywhere.
I have even worried about trivial nonsense, such as what people will think of me when I behave or look a certain way.
“Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them.”-Dalai Lama
I have spent so much time worrying throughout my short blip of a life, that I realized a short time ago that I have not spent enough time truly enjoying it for the miracle that it is, and actually doing something to give back to the world.
Do something, and enjoy life in the process.
There is no hope for outer peace, if there is no inner peace.
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” -Jim Rohn
So this post is a reminder for me. But more importantly, it’s a reminder to all of you. Those of you out there who have probably been in, or are currently in that same boat- staring out into the stormy unknown. Those out there that are searching for peace; because you wouldn’t be reading this if that weren’t the case.
So again, I want to remind you, whoever you are, to not worry yourself with all the sick, sad things in life.
Do not be afraid to achieve greatness- whatever that means to you. You. Not your peers, or family, or society.
Remember Rumi, “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside of you.”
Remember Nelson Mandela, “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Remember Harriet Tubman, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Remember Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
And believe. Truly believe that you make a difference in every little thing that you do.
Believe in yourself. Because I believe in you.
‘I believe in you’
by Bobbie Burrow
I believe in you,
in the things that are important to you
and in the way you choose
to live your life.
I believe that you can accomplish
anything you set out to do,
that you have many talents
and the wisdom to use them well.
I believe that you have what it takes
to overcome obstacles
and to grow from every experience
life brings your way.
I believe in you courage,
and your strength.
I believe in your goodness.
I believe in you.