Inspiration.

6 03 2011

I heard this story told one time, while laying in savasana in yoga. It resonated deep within me, so much that I often think of it. I would like to share it with you.

 

I Wanted To Change The World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.

I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.

My family and I could have made an impact on our town.

Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

– Written by an unknown Monk around 1100 A.D.

 

 

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2 responses

2 04 2011
Jennie

I’ve heard this story before in some form and I love it. I often forget about it, but I should remember more because it will come in handy when I get so frustrated by another’s actions or the world around me. A lot of times I am reactive (as you know lol) and need to make it a habit to remember that I can only control my thoughts, my actions. Maybe it will stick this time!

2 04 2011
Kris

It’s all about the process, baby. 🙂

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