Published on Jan 11, 2016
We all know that there are things in the world that we need to change. We live in a paradoxical society with conflicting priorities, messages and opinions. It is quite overwhelming when we are trying to bring about change in a society where there is a lack of trust in leadership, where we are sceptical about the integrity or organisations we consume from and are worried about who owns our data.
I remember seeing an advert that said “think global, act local,” and I can’t think of a better phrase that encapsulates what our goal should be. We can all be positive agents of local change. Local to you may mean your family, it may mean your city, your country or it may even mean yourself.
The world after all is a reflection of ourselves. The battle is actually within. When we start becoming catalysts of change in our circles, empowering others to lead according to their strengths and propensities and provide new perspectives and dimensions we will begin to see the power of love, empathy, support and community.
Work on the small things in life because one day you will look back and realise they were the big things. Jay Shetty shares motivational messages to inspire personal change, growth and development to act as a catalyst for global change.
Reproduced from: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3178832
“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…
Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”