At Starbucks yesterday I overheard a couple of men talking about how terrible the world is. The conversation was very depressing. I left the coffee shop thinking about what they said and then I drove behind a car with a bumper sticker that said, “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” I think that’s a quote attributed to Gandhi. Let’s think about that for a moment. . . “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
Do we want a peaceful outer world? We must reconcile our inner world. Are we sick and tired of cynicism and negativity out there? We must cultivate hope in here. Do we wish to find stillness in the world? We must find the calm within ourselves. Do we want others to be more loving toward us? We must choose to love first.
Richard Rohr says, “Transformed people transform people, and usually only as far as they themselves have been transformed. So the best thing you can do for your family and the world is to keep growing up yourself.”