“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”
It’s true, the only way to change the world is for people to change. People are the problem. Think about it. If people would change so would the world.
Of course, this is a hard sell. Everyone wants to be the one who is right. No one wants to think that maybe they are wrong or that someone else might have a better idea. No one wants to consider compromise. Somehow compromise has come to mean weakness or the giving into someone stronger or smarter. Yes, there are some things that should not or cannot be compromised and they need to be clarified and understood but they must not put a stop to the conversation. There can be no understanding without consideration of the reasons for differences of opinion.
Change is difficult. To change the world we must be open to new ways of thinking and doing and meet with people, who may not think as we do, with a humble and respectful attitude and a willingness to listen and change our minds.
“You too can fly.
But the cocoon must go!”
I was fifty before I felt like I was ready to leave the cocoon. It wasn’t an easy transition. But I wanted to fly before it was too late. I guess some doubt that I ever was trapped in my cocoon while others probably wonder if I ever will leave it. But then there are few who really know me. Or maybe it is better said that not many people know the real me. In fact, I am not sure I know the real me! I am still a work in progress and progress these days is slower…the age thing you know.
I have to admit I am more likely to flit about rather than zoom anywhere. But that’s okay, I am who and what I am; a woman free to fly if and when I want in any way I choose. Yes, I have left the cocoon and can fly. \O/ However, I still feel a bit naked without it.
There will always be people who will tell you what to be and who to be like.
Listen politely to their advice then decide for yourself what and who you will be.
You will make mistakes but you will also do things right.
Just because there are fences doesn’t mean you have to stay behind them.
Be courageous and adventurous.
It’s your journey, listen to your heart and travel your path.
You are who you are. Make no excuses for this fact. Celebrate being you.
Be someone who is bold and brave living your own beautiful life.