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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Stoic Pilgrim 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, retreats and coaches in the corporate world. He helps people enjoy more 'flow' states so they can contribute more of their potential, collaborate and connect deeply with others.


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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