Saturday, July 11, 2009

The ability to change

Be the change you wish to see
People ask me, when will things change? I always reply with how will things change?

I have fought an ongoing battle on behalf of the poor and the dispossessed, the spiritual seekers and those in need of healing or who were blocked from enlightenment for so long that I would like, just once, to lighten up :)

So here I am, and if there is one message of hope I can give, it is that yes, you can change. It doesn't matter what your karma is, or your age or religion or parents or societal upbringing or environment or material circumstance; you can change.

So there are problems in the world and your personal life, and maybe, you can't change that no matter how hard you try. But the greatest struggle, and the one that comes with the greatest outcome, is the one you make to change yourself.

I can't tell you any more than I already have as to how to accomplish that. But since my next message is going to be more...severe, I can say this: the answer lies within your self.


Anonymous said...

Hi Naseer, just a message to anyone who might read this who feels they want to change but cannot....I found that the only way I could change was to be one with God, continue with the life-long work of changing, forgive myself when I failed, continue to ask for help and guidance, do work that benefits all/everything (even if in the littlest of ways), and continue to grow and learn. But I must say, without letting go of ego and understanding my relationship with God the change would be that much more difficult and perhaps not possible, because often times the change that one is wanting to make is inextricably linked to creating a strong bond with God. Hope this helps.

Xanadu said...

What you say is true, Chaieomie. Without the grace of God it is almost impossible to change the Old Adam and root out deep-seated habits and addictions. Even with God's grace it is superhumanly difficult — for God does not carry one across the raging river. One must do it oneself.

The Gospel says: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

So one has to keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking. For the Gospel also says: "The kingdom of heaven is subject to violence, and the violent take it by force."

Man From Atlan said...

Yes it can be a struggle, and the true struggle is internal, but it is ok to ask (for help)