Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 242 – The world is changed by your example not by your opinion

The world is changed by your example not by your opinion Paulo Coelho quote Monday Mantra 242 via LaWhimsy“The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.” ~ Paulo Coelho

The only way for the world to get better is for change to occur, but how…

“The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.”

The world can be a scary place, what with so much destruction, damage, and wounds wherever one happens to look. Coupled with this is an endless amount of opinions. Whether it’s about said damage, how or who or what is the cause of it, to who should be responsible for it’s fixing, to how that fix should be applied. It’s exhausting.

On the flip side, there is one thing that is a bit lacking and that is action-taking examples. Life is lead by example and the only way to actually create change is through example.

Those who decide to actually do something about the wrongs they see, instead of just voicing an opinion, are the real change-makers. By actively doing, not just thinking, they are making a difference.

Sure, a great many examples are actually small, everyday kinds of things. Little things like consciously using less and creating less waste or by finding ways to pollute less or finding ways to recycle or upcycle things. By not littering and picking up any litter in your path, by smiling at strangers or lending a helping hand. It’s these little bits that add up to a whole lot.

Then there are the slightly bigger things like deciding to shop secondhand as much as possible, going vegan or vegetarian (even if only a few days a week), volunteering and helping to make your community an open, welcoming, vibrant place.

This then leads to encouraging others to join in and it sends ripples outward, the kind that can tear down walls, prevent painful horrors from being inflicted upon the innocent, and save and heal the earth.

By making mindful, conscious choices, you are deciding to live and lead by example and in doing so, you are actively helping to change the world.

Sure it may sound a bit crazy – that all these little things can make such a bit difference. However, if you think about it, if each person on this planet were to do just this, the world would be a very, very different and better place. And while that may never quite happen, it could and why not do your part?

I am all about living my best life, the kind that feels awesome and provides a light outward. I choose to shop secondhand for a lot of my clothing and home goods and I eat an almost vegan diet. I also do my best to be kind to everyone I meet and to volunteer and sigh and share petitions and do what activist activities I am able to. They are all small things, but I want to leave this world a little better than I found it!

Living by example is not as intimidating as it may seem and it is what will create the changes this world is in need of. How will you choose to live?

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantra Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

~ Visit my Instagram ~ on Mondays there are Inspirational quotes and every day has a little jolt of happiness to brighten up your life!

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