Ultimate change begins with you

2016-10-27 06:00
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We all want things to change. Who doesn’t? We want things to get better. Whatever that is. We do. I’d like you to look at your life.

I’d like you to see what you want to change around you.

Perhaps it is your kids. You want them to be more considerate. You want them, to acknowledge you – to see you as a father or mother.

Perhaps it is at work. You want that man to stop being funny to you.

Perhaps you want students to stop burning buildings and go back to books. You don’t see their cause being advanced by violence. It will make things worse. But who are you to voice your opinion?

Others will see you as a sellout. You have to go with the flow. But deep down inside, you don’t like it. You reckon it is too much.

Something must be done. Perhaps they need to change tactics.

That word again ‘change’ pops up. It is funny how we want others to change, but we do not. We want to remain the same. Can you? What is wrong with me, you may ask? There is nothing wrong with me.

People don’t see themselves. But they have to. But they don’t. And when I say they “don’t see themselves,” I don’t mean on the outside.

The outside has nothing to do with change.

It is not what drives you. It is the inside – your thoughts. What you think. This is where change has to happen if it hasn’t. Some people have seen the light, and they have changed.

Some haven’t. And I doubt whether they will. I remember trying to help a young man who had ‘failed’ a test, and thought he was useless. He will never amount to anything. And to convince him otherwise was fruitless.

One had to leave him at his own devices. Maybe one day the light will dawn. And we are all here to see that light. It is the most important thing in the world. You can be what you want to be.

You can be rich. But, if you do not see the light – you do not change the way you think, how can you advance in life? I don’t care what you say, at the end of the day; it is how you think that is important.

Your thinking will sink you, or lift you. This is where it all lies.

It lies there. How you think. You may be angry. You may be angry with white people. You may hate them. You may not want them.

But you may need them. Just as the young man who hated them, but wanted to go to their land. It is the perception that is required. We are not special. We are all special. And this is what is required.

Stay positive.

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