Be the Change..

“We but mirror the world.  All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body.  If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.  As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.  This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Sad to say that in the past week I have unfollowed/unfriended a few people on social media who I once appreciated and deeply respected. It wasn’t their beliefs/opinions that put me off as much as it was the way they treated those who disagreed with them. These people who are professional, spiritual/religious adults seemed to take every opportunity to bait, bully and degrade other human beings. Often they were people who shared the same opinions as I do, but the way to get your opinions across is not to belittle, argue or name call. If you want to make a difference DO something. I may not post political posts or tout my beliefs on social media but I have been volunteering for a peace initiative for a few years now. I have put my energies where they can make a difference and have chosen to try to keep my feeds as positive as possible. I am not naive, I would just rather spend my time being focused on what I can change. I had been contemplating abandoning social media for a while but for me it is a connection to colleagues, family and friends whom I love and adore. This article  popped up in my feed and it seemed to be perfect timing. Hopefully others can gain something from it too ~

How To Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed By Your Newsfeed via

Looking for ways to make a difference? Here are links to online worldwide volunteer community resources . ~ UNV Online Volunteering is a service by United Nations Volunteers that connects volunteers with organizations working for the betterment of human development around the world. ~ allows you to volunteer for various causes, from anywhere, at any time. is a great search tool which allows you to search by location, focus area, schedule etc. for volunteer opportunities with a nonprofit focus. ~ Volunteer Match links volunteers to virtual opportunities both at home and abroad.


2 thoughts on “Be the Change..”

  1. Belinda, there are many things I might say about this perceptive post. But I try not to be verbose. “…people who are professional, spiritual/religious adults seemed to take every opportunity to bait, bully and degrade other human beings.” As a public minister of religion this is one of my greatest sadnesses in life. So many of our great faiths are based on saying and doing unto other people as we would have them do to us. Yet, we can all document occasions they have let us down. Thank you for what you have done and do. May each of us be the change to we long to see and find wayfarers who can share in it with us.

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