Steverino: Stop trying to fix the world (Do this instead)

Ciao you wise and kind soul...

“People are strange: they are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” - Charles Bukowski

I meet so many people who are crusading for this and for that...

Crying about injustice...

Going on and on about such and such person or power or politician, etc. etc...

Yet they lack the inner fortitude to get their own house in order. 

To take care of their own sh%# first.

Reminds me of something Jesus said about taking the plank out of your own eye before you point out the splinter in someone else's. 

Buddha said something similar...

'Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone'.

That's the funny thing about people running around trying to fix the world...

Often times people are so busy they skip over the fact that they too are fractured...

Broken...

Falling apart.

I don't know if you suffer from this type of dis-ease (unease), but I do know there are heaps of things you can actually focus on which will make a world of difference (and a difference in the world), like...

Taking care of your personal health...physically, mentally and emotionally.

Leaving people and places better than when and how you found them.

Not taking more than you need.

Being grateful and considerate for what you have...

And, sharing those gifts with the world.

Saying "Thank You" and "Please" and smiling more.

Not to mention, simply being present...

Fully here, now.

Undistracted.

Conscious and alive. 

Anyways, I'll stop rattling on. 

This isn't a soapbox moment. Just an observation for you to consider on your commute today. 

Here's to not wasting your life...

Steve Knox


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