It’s no secret that this world has a lot of problems, and they affect us all. In reality, whatever we individually choose to do—our thoughts, decisions and actions—will always affect the collective, because we are all one. The idea that “what I do is my business” is a fallacy. All the good and all the bad we do always affect others.
Many people I meet in the coaching world are growing in this awareness, and they feel a strong impulse to do something meaningful, to contribute with a solution to any of the multitude of problems that affect this world. However, these impulses are often not transformed beyond the desire into concerted, long-term action.
It is sometimes low self-esteem or a lack of faith in their ability to something happen that is the main obstacle. Many feel the desire to work for a better world but quietly ask themselves: What could I possibly achieve? Others get caught up in the busyness of life, struggling for time and energy, and others main priority is need for financial security. Still others say to themselves: if only I had the right tools—more power, more money, more influence, more resources— I could do even more for the world.
Nothing could be further from reality.
When you experience the desire to do something to improve any situation, to serve others with care, compassion and love, don’t ask for more to make this happen. Instead, try to discover the way to do this work with what you already have. The creative impulse to create a better world exists within you to be expressed, and you can be sure that everything you need to do it has already been provided to you.
The question is, do you believe it? Do you see it?
We have to stop waiting for the situation to be perfect. Stop waiting to first obtain everything we think we need. Explore within yourself and find the way to express your greatest creative impulses. Any effort toward this glorious goal always produces positive results. Don’t let the apparent magnitude of a problem or the circumstances of your life discourage you.
You may not be able to share the truth that lives within your being with the entire world, but you can tell your family, your neighbors, and your co-workers. If you are experiencing the impulse to make a difference, you are an ambassador from on high in this world, and you can do your work right here, where you are, with all the talents and capacities you have now.
The great problems of this world will not be solved by a person or an organization, not even a nation. We need the spiritual, moral and intellectual elevation of the majority of humanity to once and for all end the fear and all the distorted ways of perceiving and behaving it engenders.
Each one of us can participate in this magnificent endeavor if we choose to do so. The attainment of an age of greater peace, love and wisdom on this world will always be a work for all; a global responsibility that is born in the hearts of each individual, and will forever be a contribution from each one of us.
May the love that is there in your heart forever eradicating the shadows of this world! All of us have been blessed with this duty and this right to participate in the creation of our own reality. It is just a matter of choice. What do you choose to achieve?