I believe that we can all agree that a lot of change needs to take place in this country. What is often overlooked in the process of fighting for reform isn’t what we are fighting for, but the ways that each of us play a role in kindling this change. While it’s important to fight for what’s right, it’s equally - if not more - important to also fight for the person standing in the mirror.
Sometimes doing what’s ‘right’ is often confused with doing what’s ‘important.’” For example, say I have a leaky pipe that’s ruining my ceiling when I notice that my stove just caught on fire. Am I calling the plumber or the fire department first? While it’s right that I need to call a plumber, I’d be better off contacting the fire department first because the stove is a priority.
A lot of us, including myself, have lives that are on fire right now. You’re overweight. Your bill is late. You’re in a dispute with someone. You’re about to lose your job. Your loved one is sick. The list goes on. We all have things going on at home that need more attention right now than the rest of the world.
When you take care of your mental health with the intention to change your state of being, you will become more equipped to go out and foster change in this world. Jordan Peterson talks about this when he says, “Clean your room.” Only by taking care of your immediate environment can you then move onto bigger challenges. It can be said that our inability to pay attention to our environment is the reason for the spike of anxiety and depression.
As Dr. Joe Dispenza once said, “If you don’t trust that changing your thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, and actions will produce a change, then nothing in your life will actually change.”
Pay attention to the fire in your life and make the changes necessary in order to create the life you wish to live in.