How to Change the World? It seems like a big, unmovable feat that we all want to achieve but feel as though we never will.
There are so many problems with our universe that we have no idea where to even begin to make a change. Although there are millions of people currently working towards creating a better world for ourselves and our children, there are also millions of people still wondering what they can do to make a difference in this place we all call home.
Well, the answer is within ourselves. Making a change doesn’t need to be about solving world poverty or eliminating rape culture, as those things are hard to combat together, never mind alone. Instead, start small and you will soon realise the impact it will have on those around you.
As humans, we consume recklessly and wastefully.
We hurt others, whether consciously or subconsciously. The ways in which we damage ourselves and the world around us is limitless, but changing your mindset and the things you do can have a big impact if you try hard enough. You can’t change others, but you can damn sure change yourself and in turn, that may influence others to change the way they think about things too.
The next time you’re about to make a decision, however small, stop and think. Bring your attention to the very moment and focus on your breathing. Concentrate on your conscious thoughts and let yourself just be in the moment. Once you’ve mastered your conscious thoughts, you’ll be able to tune into your subconscious thought patterns too.
Focus on the cross-roads that you come to, the decisions that you make, the direction your life is going, the ways in which you are spending your time, the things you are consuming, the nature right in front of you and the people around you.
Taking time to really consciously think about everything around you will aid you in every decision you make.
Changing the world can start with something as small as making the decision to smile at those around you on your morning commute. Do something meaningful, however small, and remember to remain present and awake to everything around you, including your own thoughts. That’s what our world needs – all of us being awake, present and ready for anything.
By Christina L.