What do I feel is the #1 way to make a difference in this unbalanced world?
I’m going to give you the answer pronto.
It’s pretty simple…
Come home to Yourself.
To quote Hansoul Kim,
“Make a difference in yourself, for the better.
Such an inward difference always has rippling outward benefits.”
As counterintuitive as it may seem, to make the most positive impact in the world, begin frequently taking the time to listen intently to what’s inside your soul. Who are you, and what do you stand for? What passions do you have that you could put into action to change the world?
Your soul is a blossoming sanctuary that you can retreat to at any time, and when you do, it feels like “coming home.”
It’s a harmonious place where magic happens, and the answers to your questions, though gently whispered, satiate your heart. Your sanctuary is where your best and brightest ideas come from.
It’s also where love lives.
Coming home fully and often cultivates the strength you need to give your unique something to the world.
It’s far too easy to occasionally live life on autopilot. To let your brain think whatever it impulsively wants to think.
You know that feeling you get when you arrive somewhere, and you have this thought pop into your mind… “I don’t remember driving?” Isn’t that a freaky feeling? What’s happening is that you realize you were allowing yourself, during the drive, to retreat to your autopilot state of mind. Your thoughts were likely wandering around in circles, with lots of worries mixed in. Pandora probably played some great new music, but it was really just white noise because you weren’t fully present in the moment.
Comedy Actor, Jim Carrey, said he comes up with some of his best ideas while driving. Probably because he doesn’t allow himself to retreat to autopilot. He has too much energy and drive to let his mind wander to just any old thing.
What I admire the most about Carrey is how true to himself, his gifts, and his dreams he remained— even during his childhood and teen years when he lived in poverty and struggled in school. He would repeatedly recite phrases like, “Everyone wants to work with me. I’m am a really good actor. I have all kinds of great movie offers.” He said this before ever being in a film!
And as we all know, his perseverance and work towards his vision, as well as his joyful expectation, turned his dream into his reality. My favorite Jim Carrey movie, I have to admit, is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which isn’t funny at all, but is a b-e-a-utiful film. It captures a different side of Jim Carrey, and it’s brilliant. But , on another note, my second favorite is Bruce Almighty (hence the b-e-a-utiful reference above… teehee.) Admittedly, I’ve seen Bruce Almighty on more than ten occassions, and it cracks me up every time!
All that to say… You are just as vibrant [in your own wonderful ways] as Jim Carrey, and you have the exact same ability to align with your truest self, and frequently connect with your intelligent, peaceful center.
After that, it’s your responsibility to shout your dreams from the mountaintops! Say them out loud every day. Make them real. Make them matter so much to you that you cannot fail. And in doing so, you’ll create a more meaningful life. I’m not saying your life isn’t already meaningful, or that you’re not already contributing to make a difference in the world, but…
The world is constantly changing, and since the recent presidential election, there is so much negativity, prejudice, hate, fear, terrorism, and uncertainty in not only the United States, but in many other countries as well. Now is the time to step up your game… To make a difference with your gifts. To radiate love and peace so intensely that it warms the hearts of others.
I don’t like or understand why some of the most “powerful” people choose to act and think in such close-minded, close-hearted ways.
Because the way I see it, there is is one undeniable fact in of life— Humans are visitors on this planet, and we are all made of star stuff.
And as humans we come in a variety of skin colors, shapes, and ways of thinking. We’re all unique inside and outside. It’s baffling that somehow there are individuals who think some humans don’t matter… that differences in religion, style of clothing, or place of origin make some people less deserving of RESPECT and KINDNESS.
I heard on a TED talk that the scientific odds of you being born exactly as you are, with your specific genetic makeup, is 1 in 400,000,000,000!
ONE in Four Hundred Trillion.
You are a miracle.
You’re meant to serve a specific purpose that only you can carry out.
It’s odd how every single person is different, yet somehow there are many who try to conform to ways of thinking and living that don’t align with their souls. Why do you think it is that we aren’t celebrating our uniqueness and the uniqueness of others?
I do hope you continually take the time to come home to yourself. It begins by becoming very quiet, and then listening to what is in your soul. What matters most to you? What are some creative ways you can share your gifts to reach out to those in need?
For me, being compassionate, creative, and generous are the top three things that matter the most. I’ve been listening to my internal artist quite a lot lately, and my Muse has been very clear on what I must create… Following my heart, I started a large (24×36) painting this week… a young child in Syria who was injured by the bombings currently taking place. Behind the child there is a concrete wall with a big hole in it, and on the other side of the wall is a green field, blue sky and sunshine. It’s
It’s important to raise awareness about what is happening in our world, and to revel in the fact that it is our responsibility to radiate peace to the ends of the earth.
Imagine that… what if every time you retreat to your sanctuary, you envision your body as a beacon that disperses light and peace over all the ends of the earth. Think of it like a powerful prayer, but not at all religious.
And here are a few tips on “coming home to yourself”
*Acknowledge your pains in life [but don’t dwell in them,] and know they are necessary in order for you to be who you are. On the other side of your deepest pain lies a strength you cannot imagine.
*Be gentle & patient with yourself
*Take good care of yourself — eat [relatively ;-)] healthy & exercise
And I just want to reiterate one thing to conclude:
Your soul is a sanctuary that you can retreat to at any time, and when you do, that’s when you come home to yourself. That’s where the magic happens. That’s where you find all of the answers to your questions, where your best ideas come from, and where love lives.
Peace to you.