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Mahatma Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals For Changing The World

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”

“If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide.”

1. Change Yourself
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change.
And the problem with changing your outer world without changing yourself is that you will still be you when you reach that change you have strived for. You will still have your flaws, anger, negativity, self-sabotaging tendencies – in short, your ego.
Since your ego loves to divide things, to find enemies and to create separation it may start to try to create even more problems and conflicts in your life and world.

2. You Are In Control
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
What you feel and how you react to something is always up to you.
You can choose your own thoughts, reactions and emotions to pretty much everything. You don’t have to freak out, overreact or even react in a negative way.
And as you realize that no-one outside of yourself can actually control how you feel, you can start to incorporate this thinking into your daily life and develop it as a thought habit. A habit that you can grow stronger and stronger over time. Doing this makes life a whole lot easier and more pleasurable.

3. Forgive & Let Go
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Fighting evil with evil won’t help anyone.
Forgiving and letting go of the past will do you and the people in your world a great service.
If you don’t forgive then you let the past and another person to control how you feel. By forgiving you release yourself from those bonds. And then you can focus totally on, for instance, the next point.

4. Without Action You Aren’t Going Anywhere
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
Taking action is hard and difficult.
Preaching or reading or studying endlessly gives you the feeling of moving forward.
To really get where you want to go and to really understand yourself and your world you need to practise. Books can mostly just bring you knowledge. You have to take action and translate that knowledge into results and understanding.

5. Take Care Of This Moment
“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”
Why? Well, when you are in the present moment you don’t worry about the next moment that you can’t control anyway. And the resistance to action that comes from you imagining negative future consequences – or reflecting on past failures – of your actions loses its power. And so it becomes easier to both take action and to keep your focus on this moment and perform better.

6. Everyone Is Human
“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
When you start to make myths out of people – even though they may have produced extraordinary results – you run the risk of becoming disconnected from them. You can start to feel like you could never achieve similar things that they did because they are so very different. So it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is just a human being no matter who they are.
It’s important to remember that we are all human and prone to make mistakes.
Be able to see with clarity where you went wrong and what you can learn from your mistake.

7. Persist.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Be persistent. In time the opposition around you will fade and fall away. And your inner resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies that want to hold you back and keep you like you have always been will grow weaker.
Find what you really like to do. Then you’ll find the inner motivation to keep going, going and going.

8. See The Good In People And Help Them.
“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”
Leadership means getting along with people.”
There is pretty much always something good in people and things that may not be so good. But you can choose what things to focus on.
And when you see the good in people, it becomes easier to motivate yourself to be of service to them. By being of service to other people, by giving them value you not only make their lives better, over time you tend to get what you give.
So you, create an upward spiral of positive change that grows and becomes stronger.

9. Be Congruent, Authentic, & Your True Self.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
One of the best tips for improving your social skills is to behave in a congruent manner and communicate in an authentic way. People seem to really like authentic communication. And there is much inner enjoyment to be found when your thoughts, words and actions are aligned. You feel powerful and good about yourself.

10. Continue To Grow & Evolve

“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”
You can pretty much always improve your skills, habits or re-evaluate your evaluations. You can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.

(Source: Henrik Edberg’s book on Personal Development published in May, 2008)

“I am only one, But still I am one.
I cannot do everything, But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– Edward Everett Hale-

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(The Author,Marv Hardin)

 

Some folks drive the train of life looking out the window,

Watching miles of life roll by and marking every year,

The sit in sad remembrance of wasted days gone by,

They curse their life for what it was and hang their head and cry,

 

But I don’t concern myself with that, I took a different vent,

I look forward to what life holds and not what has been spent,

So strap me to the engine, as securely as I can be,

I want to be out of the front, to be what I can see. 

 

I want to feel the winds of change, blowing in my face,

I want to see what life unfolds, as I move from place to place,

I want to see what’s coming up, not looking at the past,

Life’s too short for yesterdays, it moves along too fast.

 

So if the ride gets bumpy, while you are looking back,

Go up front, and you may find, your life has jumped the track,

It’s all right to remember, that’s part of history,

But up front, where it’s happening, there’s so much mystery.

 

The enjoyment of living is not where we have been,

It’s looking ever forward to another year or ten,

It’s searching all the byways, never should you refrain,

For if you want to live your life, you gotta drive the train.

 

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