When the World Feels Hopeless, here’s all You Have to Do. ~ Waylon Lewis

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When the World Feels Hopeless, here’s all You Have to Do. ~ Waylon Lewis

You can do it.

We all, I think, want more than anything—more than even to be happy, we want to contribute. We want to help. And, somehow, somewhere deep down, we know that if we can truly help others, we will be truly happy. ..
Often, actually-helping seems nearly-impossible. Then I remember Rachel Carson, or Henry David Thoreau, or even Kerouac or Michael Pollan. These folks wrote something, and it changed our world, influencing scores of other…influencers and leaders.

So whatever you do—however big or small—remember that if it’s constructive, and kind, and not self-righteous, and open, and not too speedy—you can and are making a real difference.

To leave this world a little kinder—as Ginsberg said, everything else is but “drunken dumbshow.”

So when we get tired and wary of nuclear war, climate change, partisan toxicity, school shootings, sexual harassment and wars…remember: all you have to do is wake up, meditate, get present, dedicate yourself to being of benefit, and help out. Whether it’s a little or a lot, that’s all we have to do. Help.

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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.

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