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I cannot change the world. I can only change myself

I CANNOT CHANGE THE WORLD.
I CAN ONLY CHANGE MYSELF.

AND THIS IS ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

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I’ve been meditating on this a lot. Change yourself – what does it even mean?

My conclusion is: in practice, it means everything that is in your area of influence. It means changing what you can. And it is always – you. Even if you have children that you take care of – still, it boils down to YOUR attitude, mindset, choices, responses.

I can choose – and change! – so many things in my life. My body, mind, heart and soul are MINE to take care of.

Food that I eat. Music I listen to. Movies I watch. Books I read. News that I listen to. Things in my home. In other words – what I surround myself with, what I consume (literally and figuratively), and how. Do these choices support my wellbeing?

I can change the way I spend my free time. How much I move, exercise, take care of my body. How I rest and recharge. How much time I spend in nature. How I start my mornings and spend my evenings. How much time I spend on the phone. How much I prioritize my health and if I ask for help when I need it.

I can change my mindset about the world, work, money, people etc. What is my POINT OF FOCUS in this world? What thoughts I repeat in my head? Do I see the world as a hostile place where people are selfish and governments corrupted, or do I believe that the Universe always has my back and I am surrounded by good people and great opportunities?

I can change my attitude, approach, reactions and responses. How I react when somebody crosses my boundaries? How I react to injustice? How I respond when somebody is aggressive towards me, passive-aggressive, avoiding, manipulative? Or when something surprising and unpleasant happens to me?

I can change the way I interact with people. How I take care of my relationship with my parents, friends, life partner, clients, strangers?
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This list goes on and on and on. Depending on YOUR life situation, your areas of influence may be a bit different in details. But the truth is always the same.

You cannot change the world.
You can only change yourself.
And this is enough to change the world.

I love you,
Magdalena

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