Posts Tagged ‘Personal Change’
For most of this year I’ve been feeling like I…we (you and me) are right on the cusp of something, like at the tipping point of change – good change, I hope. And if you look around you change seems to be the recurring theme nowadays. You and I know that social change and any kind of change in the macro level is only possible through personal change. As we’ve learned, everything we do creates a halo of effects and we never really know the extent of its impact.
He talked about the basic message of the book by explaining how we are all connected and that our actions affect each other. He used the example of the business of child slavery, which apparently is a billion dollar industry – think $12 billion! While most of us are very far removed from such a tragedy, our daily actions may be promoting this industry. How? By patronizing and purchasing products manufactured in sweat shops or factories that employ children. This fact is not new to us and yet sadly, this fact still remains a fact, a reality. Hopefully, this book will inspire people to be aware of our connectedness (in so many levels) and work on a personal change. Here are some photos I took of the event.
So as we end this insane year that was 2009, let’s remember that famous Sam Cooke song (Sam who??).
Oh there been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long,
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will.