Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"Compassion is the healing salve for all suffering. An open heart changes the world." ---author unknown
Does that quote resonate with you? I wonder what we could MAKE HAPPEN if we all thought of this very thing every morning when we first wake to greet our days.
I was told that it takes 21 days to learn a new habit. Now conventional wisdom dictates it takes 28 days! So if you move into a new house, it would take nearly a month to remember exactly where the light switches are!
So, what's a week, when you mean to impact the world? Let's just make ourselves a mutual challenge: Let's agree to write this quote on a slip of paper and read it, faithfully, every day for 28 days. Let us ponder how WE could show more compassion, how WE could open OUR hearts, how WE might change the world, one heart at a time.
How do you imagine this could make a difference? Well, I suppose it would be hard to gauge. But what harm would it cause? If everyone whose eyes fall on these words just did that AT ALL, it might improve the crummy world situation, if only for a moment.
Every one of us behaves from our beliefs. Each person on the planet seeks pleasure and avoids pain. When our collective hearts are healed, there is no doubt that world conditions will improve, our personal lives will be better, and things will continue to become significantly impacted worldwide.
Lofty, isn't it? But isn't it worth a try? Let's all write this little quote on a paper, put it in a place where we'll see it-bathroom mirror?-and think of it every day for 28 days. Place the results YOU notice in the comment box on this post and let the world know how YOU are helping to create world peace!
Happy New Year! When you finish partying, please visit The Healing Codes to heal your heart. And do remember to keep that heart open!
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