How To Heal The World By Healing Yourself – 4 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

How To Heal The World By Healing Yourself – 4 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

There has been a lot of the world’s pain being broadcast across media outlets this past few weeks: Terrorism, war, poverty – and there’s a lot to be sad and angry about.

So how do we stay positive and mindful when things seem tragic and hopeless? We simply remember that we have the capacity to change ourselves, and therefore the world.

How To Heal The World By Healing Yourself – 4 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


When I say change the world, I do not mean that by practicing meditation you will cause a cease-fire in the Middle East. I am not saying that if you are mindful of your food consumption that you will change the state of the starving children in Africa.

What I mean is that instead of feeling hopeless, helpless and allowing yourself to become angry with what you see happening around the world, you can choose to be the change you wish to see.


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“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – but in being able to remake ourselves.”Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


It is normal to feel horrible and upset when you see images on television or in newspapers depicting the reality of what is happening in our world. But allowing yourself to be overcome with rage or frustration only serves to fuel the negativity that already exists.

In order to balance out the sadness we need to find grace. If we can step into compassion and humility then extend that into our personal lives, we can make a real difference.

Imagine if you could take the image of the screaming mother who has lost her child in an act of terror and hold it, deep into your heart; empathise with her; understand her; and then, instead of becoming despondent at the state of the world, you used that compassion with the person who has cut you off in traffic, or with the person at your job who got your promotion.

Do you think you could find the love in your heart for these people?


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“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


If we can learn to activate out empathy and use our humility, grace and compassion we can have a huge impact on our world, i.e the world immediately surrounding us.

We must remove the judgement of ourselves around negative emotions, and allow them to come to the surface when they exist.

We must practice loving kindness, compassion and empathy for ourselves and others. We must love ourselves so that we may love others.


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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

How To Heal The World By Healing Yourself. Remind yourself daily – to heal the world, first I must heal myself.


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