Be the Change? What Does THAT Mean?

Be the Change Mandala -

“BE the Change”?  Huh?

Have you ever been stumped by this one?  It took me a while to honestly grasp the full meaning of it.

If you want world peace – you must begin with being peaceful in your own life – be peace NOW.

If you want a better environment to pass down to future generations – then care for it NOW.

If you want fairness and equality for all – then act fairly and treat all as equals NOW.

When each one of us becomes the change, we can turn the tide.

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Yellow Flower Sphere Mandala

Yellow Flower Sphere Mandala

I LOVE this quote!

Each of us is meant to “blossom” in this world just as the beautiful flowers do! (oh, I’ll have to use that again somewhere!).

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Sun Fire Mandala with Quote

Sun Fire Mandala

Sun Fire Mandala with Quote

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This mandala started out as a photo of a little yellow flower that had slight hints of orange in it.

If you look closely at this mandala you’ll see both circles and squares.

When I gaze at it I feel as if I’m gong several layers deep into it.

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Do What Comes Naturally

by Beth Sawickie  "What Comes Naturally"

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“A flower doesn’t think about growing, blooming and setting seed…It just does what comes naturally.” – Beth Sawickie [Tweet this!]

I’ve been doing a lot of pondering lately about “what is my life’s purpose” – What is uniquely mine that I can share with the world and have some sort of positive impact on it?  How can I “be the change”?  What really makes my heart sing?  Am I on the right path? What if I’m headed the wrong way?  Maybe this one is it…. no, it’s that one…or maybe over there!  So much indecision, uncertainty and FEAR! Unnecessary, useless – fear.

I’m prone to coming up with what may be a good idea and then making this whole grand plan around it.  How I am going to achieve it – individual steps – when I’m going to do each step…etc.  Have you heard the saying, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”?  I have found that to be very true….and I’ve definitely been the cause of many bursts of laughter.

So – I’ve decided to give up the fear and uncertainty and to give up the PLANS.

I remember Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about watching an otter.  And he said something like they are content in their “otterness”.  They don’t try to be something they are not.  And they do what comes naturally to them.  They don’t worry, obsess and act out of fear – self preservation sure – but not as a habit.

Then, just today, I watched an interview that Marie Forleo did with Mastin Kipp about “How to Live Your Purpose“.  Mastin is the guy beyond .  He shares his story in the video – very inspiring.  It is around 20 minutes long – but definitely time well spent.  He talks about how he just HAD to share things he learned as he dove into self-discovery.  And – ya know what? – he didn’t have a PLAN!  He just knew he wanted to – HAD TO – share stuff that resonated with him about love with others and it grew from there.

By the way…If you are an entrepreneur doing your own thing but catching flack from others for it, you’ll want to forward to around the 15 minute mark and see how Mastin handled that.

There have been many other experiences and people who have been pointing me in this direction lately too – my friend Jeff Vionito who chose to do what comes naturally to him – share his seriously beautiful and touching poetry with others, Michael Neill and his “Inside Out Revolution”, Kate Northrup and even my dog – Soc (short for Socrates).  I’ll be writing about them more in the future.

I have decided that, hence forth, I am doing what comes naturally to me.  I will be like the flower – I am going to bloom, grow and share my seeds of thought with others – naturally.

I’m not exactly sure how it is all going to come together… I don’t have a definitive “plan”.  But what I do have is a goal – To be true to myself and share myself authentically with the world.  

As of right now, that is through sharing my thoughts on life and photography/images with the world.  And I’m going to work in there things about living a balanced life (mind, body and soul) – because that is part of what I am here to learn to do!

Hopefully I’ll find some people who “catch my drift” and maybe even inspire a few 🙂

I would love to hear what you think about doing what comes naturally and life purpose…please share below.