Are You Waiting for the World to Change?

16 Sep

 

Don’t hold your breath. Your world isn’t going to change until you change. You have the means.

First of all, the world revolves around you, literally. It was created for you. You’re living in it and you’re doing it from your perspective. You might even say, “I’m living the world I created for myself.”  It’s true.

Now maybe you think had nothing to do with who you were born to, or what economic status you hold, or what gender you are, or what skin color you are. But do you know that for a fact?

There are some schools of thought that say the real you is the breath of the spirit of God. Your body and your mind/personality/soul/ego are the medium through which the spirit expresses itself. Many people think that after you leave this physical earth, your spirit will continue to exist. And then, when it’s time, it will return to enter another body and personality. Hopefully, you’ve progressed because of what you did previously.

Same spirit. Different body. I’m not sure about the personality. I haven’t done enough research on that. This idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. More people in this world (based in their religion) believe in the doctrine of reincarnation, returning in another body, than people who don’t believe it. In the first century Middle East, people believed it. Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” They answered, “They say you are Elijah, or one of the other prophets.” He didn’t deny it. Herod the king thought Jesus was the reincarnation of John the Baptist. I read a book about the Himalayan Masters, Hindu in their faith tradition, who witnessed the return of gurus into full sized bodies two weeks after their death.

The concept of someone rising from the dead is not exclusive to Jesus. All we know is what we’ve been told by our predecessors. You have the choice to believe it or not. Do we know everything there is to know just because we have something called “science” to check it out? It’s pretty egotistical to think that. It’s something you’ll just have to decide for yourself, like most other things.

There’s no question that many Jews and followers of Jesus believed that they would live again. Not in a heaven in the clouds, but again on earth, as another human being.

Okay, I don’t really want to debate the validity of reincarnation here.

But let’s imagine it were true, then whatever you do in your world isn’t only going to be left up to your children or grandchildren to deal with. You are going to have to live with it when you return to a world you have created for yourself. Isn’t that what “what you sow is what you will reap” is all about?

If you throw out trash on the highway or backroad, isn’t it going to come back to you some day? Into your yard, or river, or mountainside? Or if you secretly don’t report income you’ve earned that should be taxed so that the road can be repaired, don’t you think you’ll hit a chuckhole in the road one day, and have to fork over $120 to realign your steering?

Maybe it will happen in this life. Maybe not. But it will happen. You reap what you sow is the wisdom of the ages. It’s definitely not exclusive to Christianity.

As much as I love the song, it’s not smart to wait for the world to change.

The only way it can change is for you to change it. Act like the future is a mirror of what you do now. Whatever you do will return to you like the reflection in a mirror, one way or another.

Be the change. And your world will change.

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