Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Real Change is Up to You & Me

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (1869-1948)

Yes, Obama preaches "change".... and yes, some things will change in the next few years - some things will stay the same (same story, just different characters)

This would be true no matter who won the election.

The biggest question of the day is this:

What are YOU going to change?

If you don't change direction, you'll end up where you're headed.
Chinese Proverb, 6000 BC

Real change begins in our heart - in your heart, in my heart.

It starts with taking responsibility for our own world - our inner world and our outer world.

Where you and I stand today is the result of all the little and big decisions we've made up to this point. And if we keep on this same way.... will things be any different next year? in 5 years? in 10?

Sometimes the smallest decision can bring about the biggest change. Sometimes it only takes looking at things from a different perspective.

Sometimes it takes just a willingness....

... a willingness to let go of past hurts

... a willingness to forgive

... a willingness to stop the negative mind chatter

... a willingness to reclaim your personal power

... a willingness to say "no" to whatever you've been tolerating

What one thing can you change today to make your tomorrow different?

Real change begins with you and with me....

If there is to be peace in the world,

there must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,

there must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,

there must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,

there must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,

there must be peace in the heart.

Lao-Tse 600 BC

Here's to continuing the Journey... taking responsibility, and BEing the change in our own world first.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Soul of America

This is such an important day, I wanted to create some kind of Something to give encouragement, hope, perspective....? I wasn't sure.

I just felt I needed to DO something!

I had two hours before my next appointment... but all the many ideas were getting all jumbled up and I couldn't get a clear reading on which direction to go.

Then, about 25 minutes before my appointment was to arrive, I was overcome with an urgency to just sit at the piano and PLAY! I was thinking it would be a meditation-type something....

After I finished playing, I realized that I had forgotten to turn on the mic! GREAT!!

With 15 minutes left, I turned on the mic and sat down again....

And something totally different came out.....

The Soul of America...

... a sense of determination... and the whisper.... "I will survive this too"

My gift to you...

Here's to continuing the Journey... following through when inspired... allowing the unexpected...

- Becky