- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mahatma Ghandi is renowned the world over for his principles, gall and dignity under fire. By using non-violence and mass civil disobedience the man led many a conquest against his assailants, most notably leading India to her independence in 1947.
Not only being one of the world’s appearingly least likely revolutionaries he was also a great philosopher who took on the most modern of adversaries whilst living in a simple sustainable community, wearing traditional Indian robery on a vegetarian diet.
His teachings and wisdom have had a great effect on millions of people the world over. So many quotes of his have been so beautifully annunciated one can only revel in their clarity, my favourite of which is ‘Become the change you wish to see‘.
When taking a minute to really understand the words and phrasing, you soon begin to realise that such a seemingly innocent, softly worded sentence is in fact an enormous call to action, a challenge of such magnitude that most people shy away from it day and day out.
We all have our own vision of how we would like our micro and macro lives to be, the action to take time to envision it being so ineptly named ‘daydreaming’. Many people speak about envisioning how you want to be and how you want to live and becoming that person today. This again follows in the light of what the ‘Great Soul’ (translation of Mahatma from Sanskrit) is on about.
In my opinion there is far too much chess being played in the lives of modern men and women. I know myself that I am always viewing and trying to understand what the consequenses of my actions may be. I am very much one who does not want to negatively affect anyone in any way, but sometimes you have no choice if you want to follow the path that you believe in your heart to be the way that is best for all, for fulfilment of your personal, social and community desires.
The problem with the industry/community that I have chosen to become a part is that it is so frustrating when you see others consciously not become the change they wish to see. Thing is, you can never force this type of change on anyone, it has to come from within themselves and only then can you help them nurture it.
Why is it so important to ‘Become the Change You Wish to See‘
The truth behind the matter is that more often than not we believe many of our problems are a result of external forces, where in realism most can be dealt with, sidestepped and overcome by a change within ourselves. Take a look at this post, ‘Perception‘, for an idea of how pretty much anything can be turned around.. Especially when you look at it form the right angle.
I have said already that there appears to be a bit too much ‘chess’ playing going on, which means that we are being directed through life by external forces. If you want to do something that you wholeheartedly believe in… do it. If you think that you can’t, find a way to. If you align yourself to the things that you hold true, away from others’ opinions you will open up a new side to what you are capable of. It’s not easy, but it is one of the most liberating things in the world, to align yourself to what you believe, to live it, to ‘become the change you wish to see‘.
The world needs people to do this more than ever before. Let’s use the example of what happened a few days ago. Wikipedia shut down it’s english site due to the possibility, and to protest the possibility, of the SOPA Act being passed in Congress. The thing that I find to be weird is that people are all talking about what sweeping powers people will have over others’ websites and content. But remember, this only possible if people recognise that power.
Let’s say you are the CEO of an ISP (Internet Service Provider) and some arm of the Government ‘forces’ you to unplug someone’s website from the internet matrix… you can always refuse. It is only through acquiescence that civil liberties are trampled.. (It also doesn’t help when the enforcing parties carry guns too admittedly). If everyone takes the stance of non-compliance with seemingly over the top legislation what do you have left? Unenforceable legislation, chosen by the people and for the people.
Anyway, I digress…
Only you know what it is that you want to achieve, what lifestyle you want to live and also what ethics you want to abide by to get there. I challenge you to heed the words of the ‘Great Soul’ and ‘become the change that you wish to see’. Change what it is that you do on the inside and manifest the world that you want on the outside.
I have embarked on a mission to do just that, and to help others too and Network Marketing is the only model that I have found that fits my ideals. I earn money by helping others gain their time and financial freedom. Something that I believe still blows the minds of many and hence why they continue to be sceptical.
I just want to tell you now that it is possible should you choose to go after it
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Obsessed with freedom in all forms. Principled, caring and in an epic battle to untether geographically.
'Not all who wander are lost'.
Email - Benny@The4thMarketeer.com
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