To be the change that includes, or excludes? That recognises, or demonises? That listens to, or tells? Well?… Well, I invite you to Subscribe to my Daily Delight newsletter, to be guided and inspired by the carefully curated wisdom of others, as a start!
Hello, my name is Steve M Nash and I’ve created this website to pose a simple question: how do you and I make the world a better place? Seriously. (Your world, my world, our world.) I’ve got some ideas, got some inspirational quotes and provocative questions queued up, but I’d love to know your thoughts, too.
As for “being the change”, it was Mohandas K. Gandhi that apparently said: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
For me, Gandhi’s words provide a great place to start for all of us. And so much better than the default pose of pointing the accusatory finger outwards.
“Let everyone sweep in front of [their] own door, and the whole world will be clean.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Still, we also need to understand what needs to be changed (don’t we?)…
Understanding matters. For happiness, wellbeing and peace of mind, it matters.
But which understanding to turn to? Science-based, or religous-based? Or how about the right spiritual understanding?
Is it NLP or CBT or self-hypnosis, then? Or do we just need to read “the right book”? Or can non-duality be our one true guide?
AND… once you understand, you finally “get it”, what next?
How does understanding make a difference? (How is it part of the problem?)
Causes and movements matter. They aim to make the world a more equitable (and safe) place for all.
Like Black Lives Matter, like #MeToo and like human rights, animal rights, and equal rights.
Like climate change and ecological collapse.
But how to raise awareness? And do the ends always justify the means? Is demonizing and ignoring okay, or is it always better to listen and to find consensus?
Are all causes created equally? (Or does climate change render all somewhat irrelevant?)
What you pay attention to matters. Attention to others; attention to self; attention to NOW.
Without paying attention to what you’re paying attention to, then how on earth would you know what the right thing to do is, and how best to do it?
Does outrage help, or hinder?
Or is Mindfulness the answer? Or yoga? Or maybe it’s listening to the likes of Daniel Schmachtenberger and Tristan Harris?
How much attention do you pay to the stories you tell? (And what about your awarenss of the stories ‘they’ tell?)