Be the change you would like in others

2015-04-30 06:00
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Be willing to be who you want to be.

You can change your life. And you need to change your life. Who has the right to change your life? Is it your parent? Is it your leader?

You know what I am saying? I am trying to challenge you.

I hope you get that. I am saying you can change your life, besides having a right.

Don’t be hard on yourself. Don’t think your birthright is wrong. It is not.

The universe never makes that mistake.

That should cheer you up. It is just how you were brought up.

But you can change all that. Yes, people who brought us up tried their best.

They thought they were doing the right thing.

This Freedom Day I was invited to a party at the Constitutional Hill.

And while there we were given a tour of the place.

One of the cells we visited was where Mahatma Gandhi was held.

As usual Mahatma Gandhi is a giant. This man knew how to live.

If we could emulate him we could experience heaven on earth.

But that’s my opinion. A history of his life there was given.

On the wall were many passages written about him, or his comments.

One of the comments was about his wife. I thought they were at loggerheads. There are many stories about Gandhi.

One of them was that he was a racist because he referred to Africans as “kaffirs.”

That is why his statue at Gandhi Square was defaced. But some people explain it another way.

I don’t want to be involved in that. I look at the good, not at the bad. And I am sure most of the people that where with me looked at that too. So I read what Gandhi said about his wife.

He said she made him to be what he was. He said he was a controller.

He thought it was his right to control his wife.

But she was a conscious objector. She defied him without a word.

And that became his philosophy.

He used that to free India from British rule.

What started as small became big. This is how it should be with us. Wrong lessons should not be part if us.

If they don’t agree with us, let them not be part of us. Be willing to change. Be willing to be who you want to be.

Let your feelings lead you. If you want to be this, be that. Don’t listen to what people say.

People are not you. You are yourself. What is happening inside you is very important.

If you listen to yourself, you can realize your dreams. No matter what it takes, you will. You are your own boss.

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