Gandhi’s Top Ten Fundamentals for Changing the World.

Via Jennifer Cusano
on Feb 19, 2012
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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~  Mahatma Gandhi



If you want to change the world through love instead of force, here’s a good place to begin.

Change Yourself: How can you expect to change the world if you don’t walk your talk. This is extremely important. “Be the change in the world you want to see”.

You Are In Control: Really, you are. Own that, get comfortable with it, turn it into your best friend. Life is too short to let someone else drive.

Forgive and Let Go: You don’t have to forget, but don’t let anything consume you. Forgiveness is liberating and letting go will help your soul soar. Don’t be afraid, we weren’t given this beautiful life to carry our weight in sorrow.

Take Care Of This Moment: You can’t control the future and you can’t change the past. This moment is all we have and if we aren’t careful it will pass us by.

Without Action You Aren’t Going Anywhere: Stop second guessing yourself and living in perpetual what-if’s. You can’t possibly know the outcome until you take the first step. Never stop stepping.

Everyone Is Human: So often we forget this. Compassion is a trait specific to our species. Cultivate it, rock it and never forget to use it.

See The Good In People and Help Them: Don’t hold your guard up. Don’t be intimidated. Always search for what shines inside others and help them to see it. They need your help. What’s the worst that could happen? The world could be full of light.


Persist: Don’t ever give up. Manifesting what you want doesn’t happen overnight. There will be bumps in the road. Don’t let a flat tire stop you from moving. Plug it but continue down the same road. It will lead you home.

Be Congruent, Be Authentic, Be Your True Self: Maybe you don’t have to agree with everything but everything deserves your acknowledgement. If you aren’t being you, then who are you being? It’s too exhausting to be what we are not and only when we allow what we are to be present can we be at peace. You are beautiful, don’t hide that.

Grow and Evolve: Be open to new ideas, they have found you for a reason. Expanding your mind is not a process that has an end. Life is too short to turn our backs on knowledge. Soak it up, spread it around and be the embodiment of the love you hold inside.


Editor: Kate Bartolotta.


About Jennifer Cusano

Jennifer Cusano, social media aficionado, research connoisseur, and writer du jour, is a Yogi on a path of personal exploration and long overdue healing. Managing Editor for YOGANONYMOUS, Producer for Where Is My Guru, Director of Social Media for YOGASCAPES and TumericALIVE, wife and mother of three, Jenn is really a superhero in disguise—or so she likes to think. In her spare time Jenn likes to read about and search for vampires, so if you happen to know or come across one, please do send them her way. Hit her up on Facebook or Twitter to discuss the various methods of tracking down said vampires. Also she is more than a little uncomfortable writing about herself in the third person, it may just be the hardest thing she's had to do, and that's saying something...


22 Responses to “Gandhi’s Top Ten Fundamentals for Changing the World.”

  1. Kalyani says:

    I LOVE this!

  2. Lori says:

    Hi, Jennifer! This is So totally "On Point" for me today. Thank you for sharing!… : ))

  3. I'm glad! Thanks for the comment!

  4. Go Mahatma!!! Good one Jen, love it 🙂

    Just posted to "Popular Lately" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

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  5. Thankyou so much Braja! (bow)

  6. Eric says:

    Absofvckinglutely (deep bow 🙂

  7. spider says:


    I love this part:
    Forgive and Let Go: You don’t have to forget, but don’t let anything consume you.

    I am struggling to forgive a few people in my life right now. I needed these words. Thank you!

    Also, your bio was soulful and cute. 🙂


  8. thank you so much! I am glad that my words helped you, that is always nice to hear. Thanks for commenting!

  9. haha (deep bow back 🙂

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  12. Lara says:

    This is exactly what I needed to hear. Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. kyle derouin says:

    Hey Jen names Kyle, got linked here from watching motivational speeches, charlie chaplin's a favorite, love what u posted so i was intrigued by you. Not sure what it is u think your struggling from, but i suppose what u said inspired me to share my story, well not really, just that the mind is more powerful than any of us know, we achieve and excel at rates we are unaware of. I have thought it to be a curse , my mind, once embraced u will find control, thats all i thought i had was control until they said i lost my mind, and i found it was them who was lost. Peace with yourself, and u will find peace and happiness in others and all things. i discovered yoga at a young age so i believe if u apply more efforts, the efforts will be easier to apply,lol some philosophy, it can be done anywhere at anytime. And thats enough preaching, just wanted to lend some advice, you write well, i see your words having greatly impacted the world already. Would talk more but i dont know much about ya, so i bid u adue and sweet dreams.

  18. mrchokeys says:

    If everyone in the west had thought like Gandhi, Hitler would have won the war. Now while y'all are sitting there watching your out-breaths the Nazi's are winning again. Don't get me wrong, meditation is good – but a mindless absolute pacifism under all circumstances is awfully close to what CTR called "idiot compassion;" have we reached that point where compassion requires calmly and loving picking up the blade and striking down the oppressor? I don't claim to know the answer to that; if I was enlightened, I'd be working on drinking myself to death right now. Oh well, that's always an option too….

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