You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

A passionate youth, ready to take on the world, once said, “Lord, give me the strength to change the world.” At middle age he realized he hadn’t transformed the world, or even a single soul, and he changed his prayer to “God, give me the grace to change all those who come in contact with me and I shall be happy.” But then as an old man, he realized how foolish he had been, and his one prayer became “Lord give me the blessings to transform myself. If this had been my prayer from the beginning, I would not have wasted my life.” When you realize the difficulty in transforming your own life, then you understand the challenge in attempting to change another’s.

The more you evolve, the more you become an instrument for the evolutionary process to unfold. If you want to be an agent of change, you must be the change you are looking for. If you want to lead, you must continue to evolve. If you become stuck, even though you may be a success, the world will pass you by. You must remain receptive to new ideas that seek to birth themselves through open-mindedness to what is next for your life’s expression. You either grow—or die—because the world you live in doesn’t stand still.

Spiritual Contemplation: Where in your life have you evolved lately? Are you ambiguous or explicit with this answer? Where would you like to see some change in your world? Is your answer general or precise?

Affirmation: I am courageous in my ever-evolving life!

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