Perhaps more than ever in my life, I am ready to begin the new year with enthusiasm and patience for the spiritual path I am taking without the doubts and fears that plagued me in the past. When purpose reveals itself through deep self-knowledge, those feelings evaporate in its light. The worries about how to make a livelihood out of this path faded when I remembered that the path is what comes first and the universe provides for those who serve its purposes. Helping raise the consciousness and cooperation of humanity is a lofty goal indeed but how are we to reach our potential when we stop striving toward ideals and being vigilant to ensure they are maintained once reached?
I know that looking at all the problems that plague the world today can be overwhelming for anyone contemplating the enormity of it all. However, if so many of us are not willing to do something to start resolving these problems, they will continue to mount until we are forced to do something in "crisis mode" which is rarely effective as evidenced by the recent so-called bailouts. New thinking, new courage, and new action is required from citizens like you and I. Waiting around for government and business to solve problems that they deliberately caused is insanity.
This year I am empowered to take a leadership role in getting people educated and put into action to address the problems they feel powerless to confront. How? By reminding everyone how magnificent and ingenious humanity is, has, and always will be. EVERY social problem on this planet was created by us and therefore can be solved by us. What 535 men and women (congress) can do together is NOTHING compared to what over 300 million people can do when they unite for their mutual prosperity.
I leave you with this one question: If you and I don't make it our business to do something to change our world, then who will?