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Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the World. Today I am wise, I'm changing myself. - Rumi. If we do not change our daily lives, we cannot change the world. - Thich Nhat Hanh. Try to change yourself in September and keep us posted how that benefits the world.

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Maarten
Maarten
August 1 2012  | LoveUnlove

And with this do you mean to change in a way that I become more peaceful, content, happy, loving, etc? And be without anger, frustration, aggression and other negative emotions?

Verena
Verena
August 1 2012  | Maarten loves thisLoveUnlove

Nooo, don't be WITHOUT anger etc.!! Hahaha, that would be an impossible challenge indeed! Just let them go whenever they come up, don't hold on to them (with your thoughts): be aware that these emotions arise and accept that they are part of you (for a while). If you like, you can meditate on the cause of these emotions (loads of interesting books on that ;)!), but this is not even really necessary :) Practicing like this, your life will become more peaceful, and you will enjoy the happy, loving and content moments more and more (not necessarily because there is more of them, just because you are more intensely aware of them).

I think maybe Dave would like to suggest:"be the change you wish to see in this world (Ghandi)", in a good way --> see yourself as the most important object of your time and effort for a month. Sounds very simple, may be the biggest challenge yet though ;)

Maarten
Maarten
August 1 2012  | Verena loves thisLoveUnlove

Thanks for the response and explanation Verena!

Davey Hoppema
Davey Hoppema
August 3 2012  | Maarten and Verena love thisLoveUnlove

Thats a good one Verena. 'Be the change you wish to see in this world.' Thanx. Indeed centre yourself. Try to cultivate the love for yourself. Self-love allows you to embrace who you are and, as a result, be come better at loving not only yourself but others and allows you to inspire the world.(?) Try to grow, develop in a spiritual way. Maybe visit a retreat, do vipassana meditation, talk to people that inspire you, read stuff about different traditions, go to lectures... and so one. :)

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