What I have come to realise is that when changing something outside of myself has become bigger than changing myself I have lost perspective. The most important guideline here is not to take myself too seriously. Being motivated by some misdirected sense of duty and therefor doing things because “I have to” is really not what I am aiming at here. In line with the values (freedom, creativity and simplicity) that I identified I frequently check that I am not striving to be accepted but rather let action flow from a full and whole heart. At the heart of the change process there is the reality that if I am not focusing on being changed I cannot expect others to change.
So I challenge you: Have you been changing inside lately? Have you considered how you interact with the world around you? How are your actions (or lack thereof) having an impact on the world around you?
I think this is very difficult and the answer probably changes every now and again. I think there are some core things (values, principles and beliefs) that remain and define who you are but the how changes. The more you are aware of your core the easier it is to tackle the how.
I want to connect with more people that have a calm determination regarding their place in this world. I can’t change this world but I would like to be with people who are changing themselves, improving their worlds and simply spreading that vibe. How about you?