How to change a world?
“Even if at first an inspiration is so great you don’t fully believe it, act on it anyway.”
-Barbara Marx Hubbard
Dear World Pulse Sisters and Brothers,
Why do you log on to World Pulse? Is it because you want to create social change, you want to contribute your voice, your gifts? Do you wish to change the world?
Me too. Sometimes though I get stuck in the old paradigm, and I want to see all the steps laid out in front of me. I want to know exactly how to do what I want to do! But I have learned a new way- to listen to my heart’s deepest desire and trust that with each small step I take I am headed to a most unimaginable place- a place where ALL my gifts are used for the creation of more love in the world.
What is your dream for changing the world? Whatever it is, you don’t have to know HOW. Just listen. Take small steps. And one day you will be doing that which right now you can’t fully believe!
I wrote this as a reminder to myself, and maybe it will nourish you too as you sit still and go forth changing the world:
I do not know how to write a poem.
they wait, faithful
Like the trees and the tide
If only I had the faith of the sycamore
Remembering that the poem comes
through the ease and the unease, the joy
and the pain, the all.
The answers I’ve been seeking are carried not on the intellect.
They travel along some secret stream,
glide over rocks
gurgling to the song of the cicada.
I do not know how to do what I want to do.
it waits, faithful
If only I could remember the way the soft grass
hugs my wild and precious self.
This is how I will come to do what I do,