Let’s Tend to Our Own Garden
“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz
Has the world gone mad really? Or are there just so many walking wounded people out there doing hurtful, hateful, mad things that is seems that way?
There are many wonderful people all over the world doing wonderful things and for that I am truly grateful, yet there still seems to be a certain amount of craziness going on at an individual level right up to a global level.
What’s up with that? Everyone is talking about it; “the world today”. But what are we doing about it? Do we just throw our individual hands up in the air and say “they” need to change or that we can’t do anything about a problem or situation that is out of our control?
I am not convinced that all is lost, but I do believe that we have a responsibility collectively to do all we can to make this world a better place for our children and the generations yet to come.
You may be asking by now what this has to do with Grief Recovery? I say everything!
Any change we want to see in the world starts with each of us individually. We can’t say we want peace in the world yet walk around demonstrating anger, hatred, judgement and harbor an ‘us against them’ mentality. We can’t walk around picking out everyone else’s shortcomings and imperfections without first looking in the mirror and finding our own. We need to get off our pedestals and wake up and smell the coffee once and for all.
We need to start at home, cleaning up our own garden – this is what Grief Recovery is all about. If our own garden is riddled with weeds such as unresolved grief causing us to show up as any less than a loving, compassionate and forgiving human being (for the most part – as perfection is a work in progress) then we need to start pulling out our own weeds and clean up our own garden first and foremost.
The world will only become a better place when people become better people. Unresolved Grief if left unchecked can, does and has created the same mentality that starts wars at home and the world at large. Our larger world garden is in trouble, so let’s do something about it. Start at home.
How does your own garden look? Grief Recovery can help you with pulling those weeds.