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Can we really make a difference?

September 16, 2010

One swallow can’t make a summer, it’s said

But one person can change the world

It doesn’t take long for realization to dawn

There’s nothing in your world but you.

Your thoughts create your reality

Your choices determine your path

Your actions attract reactions

Your being creates your world

But it’s when you expand into the self

That the interconnections become clear

For when we’re asleep we’re victims

And when awake we are

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2010 8:26 pm

    We are in the moment!!

  2. September 16, 2010 9:41 pm

    I like that!

  3. shanmugananda permalink
    September 17, 2010 1:18 am

    Swami Vivekananda too said thus: “Correct your self and the world will correct it self.” (We can insert ‘change in the place of ‘Correct ‘, if we wish.)

    • September 19, 2010 11:34 am

      I think that the way you’ve interpreted the words, is correct, Sanmugan!! It can be a change, a course-correction, a tiny turn in direction …

  4. September 20, 2010 8:35 am

    Meenakshi, so well expressed! I have been seeing lately–even more clearly–that the “habit mind” keeps us asleep. We follow it as if we’re robots. I have been turning, changing, in the past few weeks following a morning routine of yoga and meditation. Although I’ve been doing meditation for many years, it has never been this regular a discipline using the breath as fire to cut through the strongholds of the habit-mind left standing.

    The peace, love and energy which is flowing out of this realization and practical application has been a gift.

    Namaste, sister.

    • September 21, 2010 9:30 am

      Kathy, those words ‘using the breath as fire to cut through the strongholds of the habit-mind left standing’ are such a wonderful description of pranayama.

      Once we take this realization of breath to each breath we take, it can be so liberating. We’ve been given that tool to help us realize the non-necessity of habit and yet the importance of continuation. We can take breaths all our life, but it never becomes a self-sustaining habit. The moment we stop that’s it for the physical body!

      More insights?

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