If you don't have power, freedom, and fulfillment in your current circumstances (whether they are positive or negative), that's when you're probably going to be stuck with your current circumstances (whether positive or negative). You must have power, freedom, and fulfillment 'especially' in your negative circumstances in order to transform them. We are afraid to feel this power, freedom, and fulfillment in our negative circumstances because we think that we will be stuck with them or stay in that same situation, but this belief is where the misconception lies. Think about Nelson Mandela, for instance, when he was in prison.
What is available to you, what is important to you, and what matters to you, is obtainable in the face of any circumstance. It is about being the person you want to be TODAY, not when your circumstances change or get better. We are a society that has become addicted to creating possibility by changing or fixing our circumstances. A lot of times, this way of thinking makes some sense, but does it work? "If I have that new car or new house or better relationship or new body or new job, I will be happy and my life will be at peace."
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi did not mean, 'do' the change you wish to see in the world, with this particular statement. Nor did he say, change the thing you wish to see in the world. As you be who you desire to be, a shift occurs and transformation naturally begins to happen. This doesn't mean that there is no doing at all. Only that we must be to become and then do or act. First, we need to understand who we want to be.
THE DOING IS LIVING IN THE BEING. A function of what one honours by one's WORD. By being your word, you can either empower or disempower - yourself and others. Your word will show up in all your circumstances, in all your doings in life.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, "It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life...we can never help another without helping ourselves." Be the change you wish to see in the world, first, to see a new horizon and great possibility. When you come from a powerful state of being whole, complete, sound and unimpaired amazing things happen! When you come from a state of being in daily despair, recurring angry thoughts, making others wrong or feeling wronged, only those things that you are being will surface.
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