When the terrible news of genocide comes we tend to get despondent.
We want to do something about it; sometimes we sign a petition
but generally we feel quite powerless.
When we see the children in Africa dying from hunger
We want to do something about it; sometimes we donate a sum to a charity involved
but generally we feel powerless.
And yet we do change the world.
When I was very young, I had this dream, this ideal to change the world for the better. I saw it quite big. This is not a simple thing to do however. As I grew a bit less young :), I almost gave up on this
wonderful ideal, this amazing dream. But in moments of reflection I became aware that I do not have to give up that adorable dream and fantastic ideal:
We may be not able to save the world from all atrocities, but we CAN change the world! We have to start with ourselves, seek consciously that enormous Source of unconditional love, our Creator, and just allow Him to fill our hearts.
Then while accepting our own limitations try to live from that perspective. We may not be able to help our brothers and sisters suffering now in places that are far away from us, but we can get ourselves inspired (meaning in spirit) and go on and inspire others to the same.
As such we can make a positive change in the world and perhaps prevent some of the cruelties from happening in the near or distant future in our own society and who knows elsewhere too. We have to train ourselves and as many others as possible in our lifetime to stand up against evil. What is happening in America, that a presidential candidate can gather so much momentum based on instilling racist sentiments, is worrying. Within our society, I hope, we have enough mature people not to let happen again what happened in Hitler's Germany of the 1930s and 1940s. That was less than 100 years ago. Economic downturns make whole populations vulnerable to despotic authorities. What we truly need is more authorities working towards a world filled with love.
In the mean time we go on enjoying the pleasure of living a life filled with altruism and try to inspire as many as possible. This is the change each and everyone can make in this world and I am sure if enough us do so, we look at a future that is bright for most people, 100% foolproof against idiotic despotism
If wondering how to start, there is a good site on the web about random acts of kindness: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/