Your Power to Change the World is Greater Than You Think!

Via on Apr 28, 2012

I wanted to change the world.

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. 

I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. 

When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.

My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

—Written by an unknown Monk around 1100 A.D.

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Editor: Tanya L. Markul

 

About Martin Murphy

Martin Murphy is an explorer of life and connector of dots. He currently spends a lot of time walking on the beach with his Labrador Mac, collecting driftwood and inspiration. He leads workshops and retreats and coaches.

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8 Responses to “Your Power to Change the World is Greater Than You Think!”

  1. Sharon Marie says:

    Blessed Unrest. Amen and Namaste. Thank You for Sharing so we can Share.

  2. Tracy says:

    Thank you so much for posting! This resonated so deeply with me. I want to cling to this hope with both hands.

  3. Martin says:

    Your welcome!:)

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