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Changing the World

We have read and continue to read a lot about people who are trying to change the world. The world which is so diverse having people of different, cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, languages and so on — if you ask me this is well nigh impossible. Can we change the world to become a better place to live in, or is it like Steve Jobs says, “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do?” What Steve Jobs is referring to is changing the lives of people through technological innovation, basically it is about making life easier and dumber to live — but is that really making the world a better or a more peaceful place to live in? Na!

Swamiji has explained this beautifully — when we talk of changing the world, all the Masters referred to changing our own world, that is our own energy body which we carry around with us 24x7! We can only do this through our own spiritual practice of meditation. After meditation transforms your life, you will see that your ‘world’ has changed — the people who bothered you no longer do so for whatever reason, people who are more tuned to your frequency come into your life, your life becomes calm and peaceful. When people see the change in you, they too want to try whatever worked for you — it works for some and does not for others. With every additional person who joins the world of meditation and makes a positive change in his/her life, the circle of positive souls increases — the aura of each person is that person’s world, and that always remains peaceful and calm. You carry that world with you wherever you go.

As you live your life with love and compassion, you start affecting and changing the life of others. Be a good friend and surround yourself with good people. Work on becoming trustworthy — give up your self-importance and practice selfless generosity of ideas, time and spirit. Make things better just a little bit everyday in your own inner world. You may be a tiny bit of the global jigsaw puzzle — but you will become an important piece of the puzzle that is working for global peace! So, no matter what you accomplish, even though your impact is insignificant you can still make the world a better place by recognising that you are a part of the whole and by simply being a better person every day. It is an inside out job!

Remember the more we give of ourselves, the more we receive and as our lives get inter-twined, we nurture happiness for our own sake, as well as for those whose lives we touch. When you light a lamp, you multiply the light — that is how you change the world — one lamp at a time, take your lit lamp close to another and light it with your flame. Change the world one lamp at a time, one life at a time!

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Girish Borkar

Girish Borkar

Spirituality ... meditation ... insights ... inner peace ... the journey continues... love and gratitude