Hello Tune In 2 Lifers;
How is your April going so far? Have you been thinking about the difference one person can make after watching last week’s video? I sure have.
Of course the news has helped remind me. The news did a story on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assignation when the anniversary passed; as well as a story about Clint Hill’s Book Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir. Both gave me a moment to pause and think about people who stand for what they believe in and essentially create the change they want to see in the world.
There are many people who have created change, who set an example of the power of one, and illustrate the difference one person can make. The best part is that not all of them had to be killed for us to recognized their values and contributions.
The second best part is that their contributions encompass a wide range of challenges. This list of game changers include Mother Teresa, who was an advocate for the poor; to a mother of an autistic child who advocates for change in medical benefits and procedures for her son. The list continues with Gandhi who starved himself for freedom; to people like Jamie Oliver who continue to explain how we are overfed and suffering from malnutrition at the same time. The list goes on and on and continues to expand, because we all make a difference.
When I was kid I had a teacher tell my class that we all change the world negatively through our waste; illustrating that even the dirt that held our footprints would never be the same as it was. In my limited understanding of my power, I started thinking that my existence was destroying the world. Pretty sad right?
It is a good thing we change and evolve. It is because of my evolution that I have discovered the lecture was not about the harm I caused, but rather the responsibility that came with existence. The responsibility to own my power and my responsibility to be the change I wanted to see in the world.
My power – your power is: our individuality, our personalities, and 100% of our souls. We are what we bring to the table/ into the game/ into existence by being our individual selves. There is only one person we can be the rest are all taken by someone else. Sure we can get behind causes that others have started before us but how we see the challenge, or how we go about the change, or what drives to us to work for change is completely us. That is our power. That is your power.
That is why it is so important for you to reflect and really think about the change you want to see in the world. So that you are empowered enough to be the change you want; rather than getting distracted by black holes of discouragement and indifference.
Take a moment and go stand in sand, soft dirt, or even mud and look at your own footprints (best to do it without your shoes). Step out of your footprints and ask yourself the big questions: What do you want them to resemble and what do they already resemble? That is Tuning In 2 your power.
A great video honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as others that illustrate the power of one: