Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

On this date, Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced
to prison in India for civil disobedience.

What needs to be said. He is absolutely right. Bitching and complaining – of which alas I do a lot about a couple of issues that I feel deeply and passionately – accomplishes little. Though I wish that the bitching and complaining by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and his ilk received less credence!

To be the change, made operative in your Life day by day, is I think one of the most difficult of “spiritual” disciplines. I can see many areas in which I manage; but I can also see a couple where I don’t manage well at all – and they tend to dominate. As they old saying goes, “one bad apple ………. “

Maybe taking baby-steps would help. We can’t change everything all at once. All Twelve Steppers know that, and most sensible people should. So maybe tomorrow, if and when I am confronted by an opinion I don’t agree with, I will try simply to say, “You could be right”.

I’ll let you know how I got on!