Monday Morning Rock Out: Building a Movement for Change

Happy Monday! Are you ready to get out there and build a movement for creating a humane, vibrant world?

Yes, you. Creating a movement is not beyond your abilities. It is not for someone stronger or more connected. Creating a movement is child’s play!!

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Yes, I know, it’s easy to think that’s a choreographed, computer generated crowd. So let’s consider the question more seriously (and you can’t get more serious than a TED talk, even one that’s only 3 minutes long!). What does it take to create a movement?

We see role models like Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi as somehow super human – more akin to gods than to the merely mortal humans they were.  Truth is, though, that both men were seen as “lone nuts” for a long time before they were elevated to the “unattainable” regard in which we now hold them.

We may assume we could never live up to the examples of a King or a Gandhi. But each of us has the ability to model the behaviors we want to see in others. Each of us has the power, right now, to be the change we want to see.

If the adage is correct that “we are the ones we have been waiting for,” we can only achieve the potential of those words when we see that potential inside ourselves. And that doesn’t just mean the “lone nuts” like MLK and Gandhi. It means that each of us has that potential.  “WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for” means YOU!

So what will you do this week to put your highest aspirations into action? What change will you show the world is possible, just by your actions? What movement will you create, one follower at a time?

Have a great Monday, and a great week, all!

3 Responses to Monday Morning Rock Out: Building a Movement for Change

  1. What a gift to all of us but especially to me today! A gentle and beautiful (typical Hildy) reminder that we have a choice every minute whether we skip and dance and roll our head around to inspire others, or trudge along doing whatever…..so glad I checked to see what might be in my inbox before rushing out the door. Thank you.