Before you go out promoting change in areas you think need fixing, you need to take a good look at yourself. The first step to making change isn’t “out there” it’s in the mirror that is where real change begins and also what becomes the model for others to emulate. It’s just like what Michael Jackson sang about in, “Man in the Mirror.”
I’m looking at the man in the mirror.
I’m asking if he’ll change his ways.
And no message could have been any clearer.
If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change.
The lyrics say what’s been said my times before but in a different way. It’s similar to the phrases; “What comes around goes around” and “You reap what you sow” They’re said in different ways to capture the attention of different audiences. Obviously the song Man in the Mirror captures the attention of our time while the others resonate with everyday life and those who are familiar with the Bible. I guess we need to keep being reminded of it.
The fact of the matter is you can only control your reaction to whatever is happening around you. Therefore, you have the power to create peace, kindness, love, hate, rudeness or war. It’s your choice. Choose your words and actions wisely for they have more power than you realize. They create your future.
Power is good when it’s used for a good intention. To be super powerful it has to come from a place of love. History has proven that power from a place of fear like Dictatorship and Monarchy doesn’t last. In contrast, look at how effective Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King were in their peaceful methods for change. They came from a heart centered place to illicit change. They were so powerful in their peaceful movements that others saw them as a threat. They had the power of the people behind them and that made those in power fearful, so much so that they were assassinated and imprisoned.
What it comes down to is if you want peace, be peace.
If you want to see more kindness, be kind.
If you want more love in the world, show your love.
Look at the man/women in the mirror. If you don’t like what you see make the change.
Embrace the power you have to change the world.