Following on from Gandhi’s message about being the change you want the world to be, when does one begin?!
We can learn from someone who never began, almost a thousand years ago.
These words are inscribed on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby (1100 A.D.):-
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.
But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.
So begin today to change yourself – the world will then inevitably follow.