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  • Writer's pictureJoe Arnold

When you change yourself, you change the world

There’s no better way to begin this article than with the timeless words of peaceful activist Mahatma Gandhi:

“You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

When we think of how we could change the world, because we can see the potential for it to be better, greater and more beautiful, we think big: revolution, mass protests and drastic action. But all change, actually happens from a much more realistic and manageable start-point; at the level of the individual.

No matter how much you’d like to, even if you feel you had the right to, you can’t change anyone or anything other than yourself, the actions you take, and the choices you make.

Maybe you want to see a more loving, caring, compassionate, healthy and kind world? Then it starts with all of us as individuals taking small steps towards truly being those things.

So be the change; embody what you’d like to see more of in the world – only then will you create the world you want to be a part of.

Things can feel tough at the moment but right now in this moment, take a second just to look up and around….

There, that’s got your chin up, and that after all is a great place to start.


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