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We can only do what we can do
We can only change what we can change.
Big things like running the country or creating world peace, can seem so out of our hands that we can get disillusioned.
But the thing is, from little things, big things grow.
From our sphere of influence, small as it may seem, we can create a ripple and that ripple impacts those around us. And if it impacts them in a positive way, because our ripple is positive, then the ripple grows, as they add their positive ripple, to our positive ripple.
Soon, the ripple we started, now far from us, has become a wave and soon enough, it’s a wave big enough to move big things, to make big changes.
We can’t change our leaders. But as we change ourselves, we change those around us and as they change, and the ripple gets bigger, eventually, our leaders, who are really just a reflection of the consciousness state of those they lead, change.
Of course, the ripple effect also works the other way. If our ripple is negative, that’s the nature of the ripple we send off into the sea of vibrations that ultimately creates the world we live in.
World peace won’t start with our leaders. It actually starts with us.
And the good news is - when it comes to us as individuals, we have complete control.
Do we want to add to the stress of the collective by worrying about things out of our hands, or do we want to take our power back and worry about what we can actually make an impact on - our own state of consciousness- our own little ripple.
By paying attention to our own little ripple, we can actually start to create the waves that are needed to create the world we want to live in.
There’s no such thing as a happy terrrorist. But if we’re pushing out ripples of fear, and anxiety, or even worse, hate, there’s absolutely no chance that by the time our ripples reach a terrorist, they will do anything but further cement their own unhappiness.
The rising tide raises all boats.
If we first pay attention to our own consciousness state, by the twice daily practice of Vedic Meditation, what we do after that will naturally be in line with creating a ripple that’s beneficial for all.
And then the big things can change.
Which brings me to my colleagues David and Emily and the initiative they have just started entitled “Meditate for World Peace.”
The concept is simple: Individual peace leads to world peace.
Evidence has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that once 1% of a population is meditating, there is a coherence effect that occurs in the whole region, which promotes peace, lowers violent conflict, and improves socio-economic metrics - this is called the “Maharishi Effect”.
David and Emily are launching a teaching mission to Israel. This effort will help to heal trauma, restore a personal sense of peace and hope, and ultimately create a region wide coherence that promotes a sustainable and peaceful resolution to the conflict.
But they need your help. They are asking for individual contributions to fund teachers to share Vedic Meditation within the conflict zone.
If you would like more information or make a contribution -