“We need to become the change we wish to see in the world.” Ghandi

This is an article I found on Deepak Chopra’s site. It is dated June 2015 and, unfortunately, the global meditation it mentions is now over, but I think the content is still relevant – particularly in light of all the wars and battles still being fought in the world. Deepak Chopra asks the question “What is a creative solution for the future?” and presents some alternatives.

Become the Presence of Love and Compassion

Whatever we focus our attention on will expand in our experience. If we focus on cultivating the higher qualities of love, compassion, joy and peace, they will expand — not only in our own lives, but also into the world beyond.

Even though we tend to think of ourselves as separate from other people and from the world, if we go deep enough, we see everything as interdependent.

We are all inextricably connected, and all of our intentions ripple out into the universe, affecting everyone and everything in ways we can’t even imagine.

For this reason, the most important thing each of us can do to change the world is to become the presence of love and the presence of compassion in our own lives.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to become the change we wish to see in the world.

How do we become the presence of love and compassion? One of the most effective practices is spending time in the inner quiet of meditation.

When we practice silent meditation, we go beyond the noisy internal dialogue of the mind, which tends to focus on the ego’s worries, fears, judgments and irritations.

Read the full article on Deepak Chopra’s web site.

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