Are you tired of it yet, the endless complaining about what is wrong? The world (and social media) is full of critics and naysayers. I’m a Pollyanna, often naive by choice. It’s more peaceful over here in ignorance land. But when I do peek out and speak out about something that is on my heart, I get a lot of eye rolling and “Sweetie just go back to your yoga mat and take a few breaths. Things will never change.”
Robert Kennedy used to say that 20% of the people are against everything, all the time. I bet that number is more like 40% or more these days.
Friends…I’m out to change the world. I have a dream. I believe that by helping more people find peace and mindfulness through the practice and teachings of yoga, the world will indeed become a better place. I spend my days with people whose lives have been transformed by their yoga, and it is estimated that close to 80 million Americans will try yoga this year. Still sadly, every single day, I meet just as many people who can give me all the reasons why I can’t, or won’t ever improve this broken world.
But I know this…optimism and pessimism are both choices. The most interesting and successful people I know are people who have chosen the habit of talking about what they are FOR, rather than what they are AGAINST.
Do me, yourself and the world a favor…BE ONE OF THOSE!!!
Speak up, and speak out. But don’t complain. Let’s talk solutions and hope and change. I’ll be there with you, and together we
can WILL make a difference.
“I realize that idealism is out of sync with the cynicism of our age. Skepticism has come to be synonymous with sophistication, and glibness is mistaken for intelligence. In such an atmosphere, why bother aiming high? Far too many people don’t. I just want to reassure people to have the courage to persevere, to keep following their hearts even when others scoff. Don’t be beaten down by naysayers. Don’t let the odds scare you from even trying.” ~Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks