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I hope you find meaning to these words written in the tomb of an Anglican Bishop who lived in the 1700S. I read this in a book and it really touched me personally and I want to share it with you. I know that there are so many people like me who want to see the conditions in the world get better, but feel helpless that we don’t have what it takes to make the changes we desire to see. Hear this great man’s confession and think about it.
A Bishop’s Confession
“When I was young and free my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wise, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable. As I grew in my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closet to me, but alas, they would have none of it. And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realized: If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed my world”.
A Wonderful Lesson For Everyone
This is so glorious. It is a lesson for everyone. It is a lesson for self-improvement. Meaning that for us to improve another person we have to first improve ourselves. As we want to help others, let us start by helping ourselves, by leaving in harmony with our spirit soul and body. By maintaining good relationships with our families, our friends, co-workers, our faith communities. There’s a saying “ that charity begins at home”. The bad world we live in today is not bad because of climate change, or natural disasters, but the world is so bad and inhumane today because of individuals who chose to be bad and to inflict pains and sufferings to their fellow human beings. For the world to be better it will start from self-responsibility, self-accountability, element of-self-awareness all are the attribute of God or the universal mind or whatever you choose to call the creator.
Changing the Way We See Things
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”.
With good knowledge of our individual lives, we can understand others and will be able to manage behaviors and relationships, whether at work, or family.
Once we as individuals start putting our hearts in order, the family, then the neighborhood, the community, the counties the, state and then the entire country goodness will spread like the Coronavirus infection, the positive emotions, behaviors, attitudes become contagious and will start spreading and infecting other lives for good.
As always, my goal is to motivate us unto good work, motivate us to live our best life, and to live our lives without compartments. Whereby we live in different ways on different occasions or environments. Living in self-awareness makes us be to strive for integrity, to be real. And to always have the desire to learn and grow or improve. Knowing that once we stop learning that we will stop growing.
I hope you’re blessed by this.
Food For Thought
- What important lessons did you draw from the Bishop’s message?
- As you reflect upon your past goals, and methods for achieving them, are things
- you think you could have done differently?
- What do you think is our greatest challenge in today’s society?
- Let me know what you think.