“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Passing along an article I really enjoyed at dailygood.org called Gandhi’s 10 Rules for Changing the World, by Henrik Edberg. Here’s a link to the full article, but I’m including excerpts from all ten rules as the free prize inside.
1. Change yourself.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.”
2. You are in control.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
3. Forgive and let go.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
4. Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
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 of the moment following.”
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.”
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
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.”
9. Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.”
10. Continue to grow and 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.”
Short, simple, profound.
Certainly got me looking inward. If you have a chance, take some time to read the author’s commentary under each rule. It’s really a worthwhile read.
I hope you enjoy.
P.S. Photos are from my recent fall runs and bike rides. The light and colors of fall are stunning right now.