Remember our discussions last week about your assignment and purpose? Finding your assignment can seem to be a daunting task.
Over the last few days we’ve seen the tragedy in Norway, the famine in Somalia, the EU and US teetering on insolvency, Yemen and Syrian forces killing unarmed peaceful protesters, more details emerging about the radiation contamination of the Japanese food supply, and plenty of other grim realities of life here on earth.
In the face of all this, it’s easy to feel inconsequential and small, powerless to protect many who need us. The temptation is to throw up your hands and retreat into isolation.
But you’re not inconsequential, and you can make a difference…
No matter what your assignment is, I can promise you one thing about it. It involves you simply being the best you that you can be.
There are plenty of challenges facing the world today, but it serves no one to dwell on them. Dwell instead on the good. If you want to see the world liberated from misery and gloom, liberate yourself from misery and gloom. If you want your world to be happy, choose happiness for yourself.
The way to transform the world is to transform yourself. For you can give nothing better to the world than becoming more. Be a beacon of life and love and watch it spread to all the corners of darkness surrounding you.
Plant a tree, share a smile, give a flower. Visit a sick person, call an elderly relative, send someone a note of encouragement.
Yes the world needs you to step into greatness. But that greatness is your true self; simply being you. That’s the gift to give the world.
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