You probably answered in affirmative and if you didn't, then you must belong to another world but let's just assume that you said yes, so, what now?
What should you do to bring the change? You must have heard that insanely popular saying, 'Be the change you want to see in the world', well, it's easier said than done. Even if you have changed a little, how is the world supposed to know about it? How will your little acts make a difference?
Thanks to the Internet, that problem is solved. The very details from the flavour of your coffee to the colour of the capsicum in your pizza can be shared with the world, in a moment's notice.
The question is, how can you bring about this change?
I'll tell you what I do.
If you have been a regular reader of my blog, you must be knowing that I write for #1000Speak, like the one about the art of emphatic listening
, a community that has bloggers from different parts of the world who write on various aspects of compassion, every month. I started writing for this initiative since March '15 and have been writing consistently since then.
What urges me to write about it? That feeling that if a person in distress reads what I wrote, they'll have a voice to fight that internal conflict and be compassionate, to themselves as well as others.
I know that my blog is just another blog like the million others on the internet, but what gives me the satisfaction is that even if one person reads it, and they find it in their heart to bring a change starting from themselves, my purpose would be fulfilled.
I find solace in the fact that someone, somewhere, in a distant part of this world has been inspired, has had an upliftment through the words I wrote.
We all have it in us, the capability to affect others, to bring a change, you just have to find the medium that works for you and bam! (Yeah, I know. Not the right closure, but you get the idea, right?)
1000 Speak is a wonderful initiative started by two wonderful ladies, Yvonne and Lizzi, who wondered what it would be like if 1000's of people from different parts of the world wrote on compassion on a particular day. The result was, 'a world lot more compassionate
'. People from everywhere in the world enthusiastically participated in this initiative and hence, a village was formed. A village of people willing to share their stories and the moments of compassion they have experienced or are willing to experience.
I've written several posts about Compassion
and it's all good but does it end here?
The most important thing here is to not just preach but to practice as well. I don't want someone to point at me and say, 'words, mere words
', but it doesn't mean that everything I do should be shared with the world.
The acts of kindness are praised heartily if they aren't boasted about by the person who performed them. Other than that, it's all show business.
"Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you."
~ A verse from the Bible
So, coming back to how you can bring a change, it all points toward one word, Compassion
A random act of kindness can leave a deep and lasting effect on the mind and soul of a person that helps him to become empathetic. The world is need of compassion, a lot of compassion. It is the duty of all of us who are fortunate enough to have a compassionate soul to spread the kindness we have been endowed with, to make this world a much better place to live in for our coming generations.