Change: It's all or nothing

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Change_ It's both or nothingIt is either all or nothing; there is no “I want things to change but I do not want to change myself”.

All too many people do want a change but are not prepared to change themselves. But you can only get real change if you change first. As the Mahatma said: “Be the change that you want to see in the world” and that means what? It means that you, we, all of us, have to change ourselves first.

No change can be brought about, in society, unless our mindset and our ways are changed first in such as way that we reflect the change that we want to bring about. Without changing ourselves from within there can and will be no change in society.

We all want change to the system – well, many do – and a radical change even but all too many do not want to change themselves, and definitely not radically. But it is either all or nothing. We can stand there for ever and say that we want change and we want to change things and society as a whole even but unless the change begins with us, with us being the change that we want to see within the world, the change is not going to happen, ever. It is as simple as that, and as difficult.

© 2015