Changing the world is a big cause. It sounds big if we are talking about the physical world, the earth.
Let’s replace the word ‘world’ with ‘reality’. Can you change the reality?
Of course you can do so.
Reality is the way we see the world. A point of reference in our thinking and action. So remember, when somebody says ” The reality is…..”, he is actually referring to his own reality.
You own your reality. I own my own reality. All of us have different realities.
So when we own our reality, we are totally responsible to create that reality in whatever way we want it to be.
The one thing we can do to change the reality is to..
Change the lense of reality. If we wear a pair of sunglass with red lenses, the world looks red to us. If we change the lenses to a pair of crystal clear lense of course the world then is no longer red in colour in our vision.
The lenses act as filters and distort the images that we see. A yellow coloured rose looks red through a red coloured lense. The reality is , it is yellow in colour.
So what are the lenses of reality? The lenses of reality are simply our beliefs and values.
Do you need to change your beliefs and values to change your reality? That my friend, is for you to answer.
Instead of drastically changing your beliefs and values, let me offer you an alternative.
Before that, let’s get back to the lense analogy. One way to change the lenses is to change them to another lenses.
Another way to change them is to change them to nothing. This is the alternative I talked about earlier.
You simply take away your current lenses and not putting on any other lense.
See everything with a pair of naked eyes.
Instead of seeing things, events or people in relations to your beliefs and value, switch to see all of those as they are.
Drop any assumptions and seek to understand. Not sympathise. When we seek to understand, we ask questions. Ask questions to know more and understand. When we seek to sympathise, we sit by the ledge and look downwards.
The beautiful thing about this simple action of dropping assumptions and seeking to understand is that people are more open to express themselves to us.
They know and they can feel that we are able to see them as who they are.
Because of this, we will then feel more comfortable and at ease to express ourselves more genuinely in return too.
Just imagine what will happen if everyone has the liberty and freedom to truly express themselves genuinely and authentically?
The world will be full of more genuine and authentic people.
Isn’t that the kind of reality that you might want?