March 8, 2015

The Only Revolution... ♥

I'd like to share one of my role models whom I greatly admire. He was an EXTRAordinary human being with a beautiful heart, spirit and mind! To sum up his words: You have to love and respect yourself first before you can love and respect others. Not a selfish love. But a genuine love and concern for the wellbeing of others that will be translated in your desire for wanting the very BEST for others. When you have achieved inner love, respect, peace and freedom, you want others to feel the same. I would also like to point out that when an individual has achieved this they are able to recognize swindlers/con-artist and instinctively want to protect the general public from dishonest and irrational persons causing them harm without asking for anything in return just out of the GOODNESS of their heart. The individual that has achieved this inner revolution is what transforms society and leadership with a positive impact/result.

"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind." ~ by Pearl Buck

Excerpt from "The First and Last Freedom", p.183

"To bring about peace in the world, to stop all wars, there must be a revolution in the individual, in you and me.

Economic revolution without this inward revolution is meaningless, for hunger is the result of the maladjustment of economic conditions produced by our psychological states - greed, envy, ill will and possessiveness. To put an end to sorrow, to hunger, to war, there must be a psychological revolution and few of us are willing to face that. We will discuss peace, plan legislation, create new leagues, the United Nations and so on and on; but we will not win peace because we will not give up our position, our authority, our money, our properties, our stupid lives.

To rely on others is utterly futile; others cannot bring us peace. No leader is going to give us peace, no government, no army, no country. What will bring peace is inward transformation which will lead to outward action.

Inward transformation is not isolation, is not a withdrawal from outward action. On the contrary, there can be right action only when there is right thinking and there is no right thinking when there is no self-knowledge. Without knowing yourself, there is no peace."

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