Hardly does a day goes by without someone writing or mumbling this
“We need to Save the World!”.
Most of our lives greatest goal has been wanting to save the world, we feel the immediacy of the need to save our world and want to be part of the saving squad. But from what?
It seems most of us want our own page in a comic book like Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, and what have you. Becoming the heroes that save the world, so the world can remember and honour us. But what manner of Hero will you be when you can not even save yourself?
Does the world really need saving?
Does it require us to save it when we can not even save ourselves?
A video I once watched of a lady making a list for an ideal partner. The first list she makes was about herself, who she is, her likes and dislikes, then she happily puts in all that she wants to find in the ideal partner in the second list thinking that was all and that she was done with her part. As she moved to the next task, she notices she is required to make a third list which had to do with comparing all that she expects in the partner to her self list (thus comparing the 1st to the 2nd list she already made), noting those that she is not, but expects her partner to be, and then begin living that way for her ideal man.
Definitely not so lovely like the magic she expected.
Saving something means that thing will be of importance in time to come making it worth saving. The world need humans to survive to keep it alive likewise humans. There can never be one becoming more needy than the other.
We mostly have higher expectations from others in the world than what we ourselves are not prepared to be. So like the lady with her ideal list, we make a list of what needs to be done for the world. What change is required, who to pull down, and who to push up so as “to make the world a better place“.
We can clearly figure out the wrongs with others or the evil done to the world but ignore the worst in ourselves. We expect others to change to suit us while we make no effort to improve our own ways.
How can we save the world when we do not see the darkness in our own hearts while pointing to that of others.
How can we save the world when we are the ones crashing it?
Inflicting all those pain we see the world to be going through. Causing it to bleed out the blood of our own brethren.
How can we make the world free from corruption when we wallow in it and care less about what is true? When we ourselves do not see the need for a positive change, how can we force the world to cope with our idea of change?
How can we make it a better place when we ain’t willing to change?
When we expect others to serve us and not us doing so.
Truly the world needs saving but from our cruel and greedy selves.
From all those individuals that think they can, or are trying to save it.
Instead the world needs us to save our individual selves.
Birds don’t need humans to teach them how to fly, fishes how to swim, or the river how to flow, nor the trees how tall it should grow, they all existed before us and are part of the world.
It’s just “You”, to start saving the world by saving yourself. The rest will do same
Instead of lamenting on the issue that
We need to save the world.
Ask yourself; What is the best way for me to participate in this world?
To fit into it, What is the best way for me to serve the world?
And you answer it by being the change you want to see in others and the world. Setting good examples, and saving yourself first. The world needs you being saved that it may live.
We are not Super People with Superpowers. We are common people with great courage and strength and accomplishment. Our greatest gift to this world are our open hearts, our light, our strength, and the genius of our whole true selves.
We are all being called to be our best selves, a solution not the problem or fault finder.
The world needs our Truth. It needs our strength, our light, and our whole true selves.
You have my permission to remind yourselves right now to lay down your worry and your fear. Turn towards your precious selves, and brighten the corner where you are. Only through loving and paying attention to yourselves will you be able to rise up and serve in the most effective ways. To arrive at solutions that are positive and sustainable.
We are in here to fit into a part of the earth and that is it. Fitting in not fixing it. It was never messy before we came in, so whatever mess we find now is what we created and needs to be cleaned by us. Not seeing the change we need to self-acquire as a favour we are offering the world and to our fellow humans.