How can we recognize the need to change ourselves?
Question from the Internet:
“How hard is it to be the change that you want to see in the world?”
That is the hardest thing in the world!
First of all, you are completely right, if we want to change the world, first, we have to change ourselves.
This is so on multiple levels.
Because we are all born with an inherently selfish, egoistic, subjective, and exploitative nature, consciousness and perception, we all see reality through our own filters. In fact, we are projecting the world we perceive around us through our own qualities.
This means, that as soon as we start changing our own qualities we start seeing, sensing a different world.
Moreover, in the fully, intricately interconnected, interdependent world we live in, each of us is like a cell, capillary for the general, global, mutual circulation, communication in the system. So, again, as soon as we change our own qualities from selfish, egoistic, exploitative to selfless, unconditionally serving, supporting, we open the valve, channel in us allowing this mutual circulation, communication to unfold. We open a channel for Nature’s life-giving, life-sustaining energy to flow through us to others.
But self-change, self-correction is the most difficult thing in the world, as our inherently self-justifying, fiercely, proudly individualistic ego would do anything else, even sacrifice its own physical existence than to agree that it needs to change, that it is responsible for anything wrong.
This is why we need a unique, purposeful, and practical educational method, that can show us a brutally honest mirror in safe, “laboratory conditions” so we could see and accept what desires, intentions, forces work in us, so as a result, we would develop a need, desire to change ourselves and see the positive result of that self-change around us in the world.
This is the wise way to come to the inevitable self-changes instead of waiting for a worsening crisis in our individual and collective lives until we reach a state that intolerable suffering will convince us about the need for self-change.