By Sophie Gregoire
Yes the world is ugly sometimes. Yes we hate the people that don’t share our views, our hope and strength for a better world.
But don’t blame those that haven’t chosen the same path. Instead of blaming the world, SHOW ME WHO YOU CAME HERE TO BE
YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM OF AN EXTERNAL FATE.
What beauty did you come here to bring? Which joy are you here to give, and to whom? Where do you build your own example of a life lived in ETHICS and TRUTH?
If we want to change the world we need to change ourselves first. There is no need and it’s absolutely unnecessary and unuseful to say that things must be done, that people suck and that it would be so cool if this or that.
DON’T WAIT FOR AN ARMY OF SOLDIERS IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO BECOME ONE.
Don’t tell me that this one is an asshole and those are bad and the world sucks and that everything could be different and was so cool decades ago.
COULD YOU STOP THINKING THAT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN IS A SPECTACLE, & THAT IT IS OUT OF RANGE FOR YOU?
BECOME WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE.
Don’t tell me how and why the world could be awesome. Don’t tell me that your days could be filled with joy and smiling madness. Don’t tell me what you wished you had done 10 years ago if you knew.
Don’t tell me about your life using a past tense — or you’re dead and we’re living in a world of ghosts.
BE THE FUCKING CHANGE THAT YOU WANT TO SEE.
You tell me that You want to do this. Now, do it. Seek how to make your dreams come true. Look for information, ask questions, open your business, take classes, read, travel, write I don’t know BUT PLAN and DO YOUR RISING, just by starting where you are even if it’s very very SMALL.
You tell me that the world sucks and that it would be so cool if this or that.
Ok. Wait a second and think of all the time you spend everyday complaining and telling us that life sucks. Take this exact time and do what you want to see out there INSTEAD.
If you’re sick with our world, stop watching TV, complaining and losing yourself in distractions all the time. Stop.
USE YOUR TIME TO BUILD WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE.
You say that you’re scared. You say that you can’t because this or that. You’re excellent at finding excuses. You excel in telling me that life isn’t in your hands.
But who creates our world, if not ourselves? Who rules the Earth, if not YOU?
You’re amazing at not trying to do what you would like to do and see out there.
This is because you see things in Black or White. You have forgotten middle-grounds. You want to be a famous hero or political leader in 10 days — or making our world a better place wasn’t your path.
You want to become Mere Teresa tonight — or you’re a failure and you need to forget about all that you wanted to see.
You only see big and immediate things — could you see that this may take 10 years or 20 or more? could you just start where you are and with what you can?
Could you see that helping 10 people and spending 2 hours a day doing something great, is a lot better than helping 0 and spending 24 hours a day bored?
Could you come back to Grey and just start where you are, to be that fucking change that you want to see in the world?
Do you think that those people that we admire became who they became overnight??? Come on, they didn’t!
Build the change that you want to see. Commit to it. The time you’ll need to get there doesn’t matter, because as soon as you start and even if this is very small, even if you think that it’s not much — IT IS.
You think big, so you do nothing. You want to know where you’re headed and as nobody can tell you, you don’t start anything. You postpone your change because you don’t know how to do it.
IT IS THE ADDITION OF SMALL MEANINGFUL ACTIONS, THE MIX OF SMALL STORIES OF PEOPLE THAT STARTED TO IMPACT THEIR WORLD, THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, THEIR FRIENDS, THEIR COMMUNITY, THEIR PEOPLE — THAT MAY CHANGE THE WORLD
Don’t tell me “I’m Obama or Mere Teresa tonight or I go back to sleep.”
Don’t tell me “I would have liked to, but I can’t”. Don’t tell me “If I could help this one, I would”.
Don’t tell me over and over “if I could find time to do what I like and empower myself, I would”.
Don’t tell me “if I could be as lucky as you are, I would come with you”.
STOP SAYING THAT YOUR LIFE IS IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HANDS.
STOP THINKING THAT THE PEOPLE THAT DO WHAT THEY WANT AND BECOME THE CHANGE, ARE LUCKY.
Become your luck. NOBODY WILL GIVE YOU LUCK.
YOU CAN’T BUY LUCK — LUCK IS WITHIN YOU.
It’s not a fairytale out there. Don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do or to place you where you want to go or to give you the opportunity to be the change or whatever.
BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE.
Now, Take your sword from your guts and save yourself. Get up and become those people that make our world a better place.
Don’t dream of an army of soldiers, if you refuse to become one.
START WHERE YOU ARE & START SMALL.
Now take your heart out from slumber and begin to do what you want to see.
We love you so much,