"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart
Living a happy life is the promise of The Uni-verse. But we are happy, not because of our outer circumstances, no, but because of what we bring to the outer circumstances of our lives.
The call of our generation is to reverse our lives. To live from the inside out. We lose power when we let the outside world determine our level of happiness. This is not to say that the events of the outside do not matter, on the contrary. We are being asked to see that our outer world is but a mere reflection of our inner world. As we begin to realize this, we are seeing that the quality of our lives is a direct reflection of what we bring to it.
Everything that is going on "out there" is the effect of what is going on "in here", both in our individual lives, but also from a larger perspective. The state of our world is the state of our collective minds.
So, the best way to change the world is to change our thoughts about the world. This goes for our relationships, our jobs, our creative expressions and so on. We must bring what we feel is lacking to all areas of our lives.
This means if we don't feel love in our lives, we must bring the love.
This means if we are choosing to be in a relationship with someone who we know isn't the right person for us, we must leave and work on ourselves.
This means that instead of reacting out of fear and letting the outer world be more powerful, we take a step back, take a deep breath and start to mold the outer world as one of abundance, rather than lack, and one of Love instead of fear.
This means that when we see other people doing things we do not approve of, that instead of judging them, we simply see their fearful behavior as a request for Love. And we answer their request and send them Love.
When we send Love in response to fear, we begin to change the world, one person and one decision at a time.
As John Lennon said, "A dream we dream together is reality". I see a world where we are all living in the knowledge that we are co-creators of our lives and none of us buy into the belief that we are victims. I dream of a world where we answer every cry for Love with Love instead of fear and hate. I dream of a world where we all know we are sculptors of our lives rather than passive observers.
Let us start in this moment by sending Love to our own fears by embracing them. Let us have compassion for others, too. Let us make healthy choices to step away from relationships that do not serve our happiness. Let us bring to the world what we feel is missing from it.
Love is contagious. Be Love today. We need you to shine. As you shine, others will join you, and as we all begin to wake up to Love and to shine, we will be dreaming this dream of Love together and it will manifest on Earth.
How can you be Love today?