2020 is here and excitement is high. It’s the beginning of the next decade they say. Well, either that or it’s the end to the last one. What is clear is that 2020 and 2021 promise to be pivotal years, not just within the context of recorded history, but also because the world is changing at a rapid pace.
It’s easy to lose sight of progress, what with all the distractions from political upheavals, all-consuming social networks, online shopping extravaganzas, and streaming entertainment excesses. Setting aside these distractions, the human race is actually doing much better for itself all the time, and these positive changes are becoming more and more apparent.
Sure, there are still plenty of challenges to face. Seen in a vacuum, they remain a top priority that we must overcome, as people first, then as nations and eventually as a global community. But I speak here of undeniable progress in the spheres of our own humanity.
There are people all over the world who are connecting with others, who are ready to let go of the last vestiges of prejudice and separation, to embrace a new paradigm, one where we care for the other and work together to bring about solutions to common challenges facing our communities and our planet.
Passionate individuals are working hard everyday to challenge the status quo and to bring about a better more inclusive future we all can benefit from. We really live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. How we contribute now will ripple far into the future.
With so many obstacles to overcome and transcend, the challenge may at times feel overwhelming. The truth is, we all need to pitch in. We all must place our hands upon the scales, because the outcome is just too important to leave to chance. The key here is to do whatever excites you! What is calling to you? Follow your inspiration and be yourself!
The best way to make change is to do so from a place of resonance. Fear may motivate some, but I find that love is the more powerful ally. Knowing, accepting and loving who you are is a great first step. You will already be changing the world through your presence with that foundation alone.
Want to go a step farther? Entertain what your life could be like if you let go of the baggage you’ve been carrying, strip the mental mindsets holding you back, and engage in a path of healing. By letting yourself explore more empowering perspectives, what wondrous paths could open up? You really can achieve a lot by simply listening to the inner voice and welcoming your heart’s expression into action.
From here, a powerful vision can emerge, inspiring us to act. Whether for ourselves, our families or the greater good, any act of love or shared joy will help bring about a more just and harmonious world. Such a life is not far away when we all work together to better mankind.
And maybe a decade from now, as we celebrate the next turning point, we can look back to these critical years and take solace knowing, we made change and yes, we really did make a difference.
When we engage with our potential, when we live our purpose, when we honor our wholeness, we heal from within and create a more just and harmonious world.