All around the world, in England, Sri Lanka and elsewhere, they’re waiting… for change.
People everywhere want a better life for themselves and a better world for us all. And so, they continue to wait.
They follow the news and politics and try to figure out who they’re going to vote for. They’re waiting for the next election… to vote for change.
They’re all pinning their hopes on some political messiah, with sparkly white teeth, to deliver them.
But as Mark Twain said,
“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”
A tad harsh? Maybe. A tad cynical? Possibly. But I don’t say it lightly. Neither did he.
I don’t mean to say that the political process is entirely without merit. I’m not saying that people shouldn’t bother voting at elections. But I am saying that the elections, and political process that you pin all your hopes on, aren’t as fair or as transparent as you might have been led to believe.
And anyway, you don’t need to wait four years to vote for change.
Truly Voting for Change
Voting doesn’t only happen at elections. You may not realise it, but you do it every moment of every day. With every thought you think and every act you perform; with every cent you spend; with every decision you make; and with the way you choose to bring up your children; you are in fact voting for the kind of world we live in.
Now, do you see how powerful you are? Now, do you realise how big a role you play in all of this?
True power lies with the people. Yet, they are unaware of this.
They are far too ready to give their power and energy away to the very people and to the system that oppresses them. This happens time after time. They repeat the same mistakes and wonder why things are the way they are.
True power lies in consciousness, because consciousness creates reality. But the vast majority remains ignorant of this all important fact.
They continue to tell the stories their grandparents told, thereby unwittingly perpetuating the problems and suffering of old. They continue to believe the same lies and limitations, and to harbour the same prejudices and fears. And then, they wonder why things are the way they are.
As with every problem, there is always a solution. And the solution is simple. Stop doing what is not working and look for something new that will work.
Educate yourself. Understand your true power and your role in all of this. And then act, from a place of love, clarity and wisdom.
Soon you will see, that to create a happy, peaceful, loving and fair world, you need to first become these things. We live in a holographic universe. And the part contains the whole. So when you, the part, change, you cause the whole universe to change. This is how powerful you are.
This is perhaps why the Sufi poet Rumi said,
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
It doesn’t require a large stretch of the imagination to understand that if enough people change, the world too would change as a result – no waiting on Mr. Sparkly Teeth required.
So what are you waiting for? Start voting now! With your lifestyle; your spending power; and most of all, with your consciousness. Let’s create the sort of world we dream of living in! Together, we can do it!