I think, therefore I am ... not following anymore.
To follow, or not to follow: that becomes the question.
the change you want to see in the World "Gandhi
cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.”
change the World by changing ourselves. I don't believe that you can
really change the World outside until you change the World inside yourself.
And I really do believe that love, if you really have love in your being,
then it's very difficult to be unkind or cruel to another person or
the planet. And I think, I really believe that we, as a species mankind,
we really need to live from our heart more. And when that happens we
will stop being destructive to each other and destructive to the planet.
But we've lost touch with that, and that's how we can commit such cruelty
to each other and the planet we live on .” Rodger
Hodgson - The voice of Supertramp
As long as we proceed internally (both with the reason and with the
heart), the same way that the problems we are trying to solve, at any
scale, we will only perpetuate them.
From the moment we change ourselves within, and in depth, not only
are we able to change things around us, but our new attitudes, inherently,
also influence others to change.
This site provides a basic
overview of the concept. Articles
complete or offer various theories that support the idea of changing
oneself to change the World, or by offering information or means for
this purpose. The stories and tales
have the same goal, pushing beyond the rational, to better reach the
heart. Some of them are more powerful than all the arguments in the
World. The page "to discover"
also refers to texts written by others, and to some books and websites
pointing at the same direction.
Change oneself could change the World. This is obvious
to some, still rather rare, it remains an idea to dig for others, and
it is rather a crazy idea for the majority. It does not start by making
the choice to change oneself. This choice only occurs once we reach
a certain stage of change. We then become conscious of it's impact beyond
ourselves, and we can consciously choose to accompany this change, while
trying to contact those who are on a similar way. The site is therefore
aimed for those who are there. And this does not preclude of course,
that other persons may be interested. May everyone take what can stimulate,
motivate, help on his or her way.
This text has been written originally in French and has been translated
by the author (who is French speaking). The translation quality is therefore
not guaranteed : see more details here.
Your help could be appreciated.