22-034 In Our Hands

 

Today’s Mandala
In Our Hands

The best and most beautiful things
in the world cannot be seen
or even touched
– they must be felt with the heart.”
— 
Helen Keller

Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed,
it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

“Education
is the most powerful weapon
which you can use
to change the world.

— Nelson Mandela 

Today’s MotD reminds us that the whole world is in our hands; whether we think of it globally or individually. It begs the question: what are we going to do with it and/or about it?

Author Jack Canfield from his book “The Success Principles” states that we “have to take 100% responsibility for everything that [we] experience in [our] life.“ Stop blaming, complaining, and making excuses, it uses up valuable energy. If we want things to be different, then do something it about it…or leave it.

This may seem a bit harsh or strong-handed because we can immediately come up with a bunch of “yeah but, what about this big issue? and what about that big issue?” Well, Instead of going off the deep end with it and dumping this idea, how about we start looking at some of the little things that give us cause to complain.

For instance, I tend to complain about the clutter in our house. I start to point out to my husband about his clutter and then I catch sight of an area of my stuff cluttering a table top. Who created that mess? I did. I’m responsible. Maybe if I took care of my stuff, he might just take care of his stuff…or not. I just started reading Jack’s book, so his approach is new-ish to me. Baby steps.

Bottom line, we are responsible for our life, it’s in our hands. Let’s find a way to make the best of it, stop complaining, and make changes as needed.

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

btw…here’s how it started… (can you see the outline of a partial hand? I only spotted after I stared at it for a bit; then it became so obvious that I had to follow through with it.)

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