Ripples of Change

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Yesterday morning, I read a poem from Steve Taylor’s The Clear Light – Making the Human Race Whole. This post is my ripples while thinking about it.

Accept Allow Present Moment as It Is

Ripples of Change

When I focus on a task or an activity to create something, it helps me feel good.

When I take small steps to make a positive difference, the ripples emerge from inside that soothe and nurture me.

It springs happiness from inside when I count my blessings and opportunities. It naturally relaxes me when I find reasons to smile.

When I let go of a grudge or a reactive thinking pattern, even if momentarily, it helps me feel whole and connected with all around me.

When I trust and have faith in my inner core and allow/embrace a fear, anxiety, or mental block – rather than resisting, avoiding, or fighting it – it exhumes, unlocking the potential to break the barriers and expand my horizons. It lightens me, lifting a burden.

When I do something meaningful at home, at work, with family, or with others, aiming to make a difference in my immediate circle, I connect with the ripples of bliss, happiness, and warmth throughout the universe.

When I listen to the voice from inside, to my intuition – when I follow my bliss from inside, bracketing out external noise – I am tapping into the universal abundance and ingenuity.

I don’t think it is necessarily about making a change on a grand scale. Instead, it is a matter of creating and connecting with small ripples where I am using whatever I have: they naturally guide me to be part of a change I wish to be in this world.

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Steve’s Poem

The Poem from Steve Taylor’s The Clear Light: Making the Human Race Whole


Make as many connections as you can
so that this broken world can become whole again.

It’s your responsibility
to radiate benevolence to everyone you meet
to be reckless with your friendliness
and to surprise strangers with your openness
on behalf of the whole human race.

It’s your responsibility
to turn suspicion to trust, hostility to sympathy
to expose the absurdity of prejudice
to return hatred with implacable goodwill
until your enemies have no choice but to love you
on behalf of the whole human race.

It’s your responsibility
to free yourself from bitterness
and to harness the healing power of forgiveness
to repair connections and reestablish bonds
that were broken by resentment years ago
on behalf of the whole human race.

It’s your responsibility
to open up channels of empathy
through which compassion can flow
until there are so many connections
across so many different networks
that finally, like the cells of a body
billions of human beings will fuse together
sensing their common source
and their common core.

Then a new identity will emerge, an overriding oneness.
And the human race will be whole, at last.


What are your thoughts?