Is The World Waiting For You?
We talked about this article from Joe Martino this morning on the radio show, and a lot of what was in the story rang very true with me.
In the article, Mr. Martino quotes a prophecy attributed to the Hopi Elders that was issued on June of 2000. In doing some research on this, there is some dispute if this actually came from the Hopi Elders, or if in was issued on the date mentioned in the article. There is also a link to the prophecy on this page from the University of Minnesota.
Regardless of the origin of the writing, I find some very valid points in the writing. The first line that really caught my interest was “do not look outside yourself for your leader.”
This line actually caused some listener feedback. Our caller indicated that this was an indication of every one doing their own thing leading to a society of anarchy. I could see his point. But, in my opinion, the emphasis of the line should be more of a singular viewpoint. Don't look outside of yourself for your leader. Your, in this case, as an individual. In other words don't be driven about by the winds of popular opinion and consensus.
The idea of not looking outside oneself for a leader carries profound wisdom and speaks to the importance of self-reliance, self-discovery, and personal empowerment. Relying solely on external figures for guidance and direction can limit individual growth and hinder the development of critical thinking skills.
True leadership begins with self-awareness. By looking within, individuals can discover their passions, strengths, and values. Understanding oneself is the first step toward becoming a leader in one's own life.
The other clarion call that came to me from the prophecy and Mr. Martino's article was “we are the ones we've been waiting for.” Do we really picture ourselves as having been set aside and prepared to move the world in a different direction?
Being the one(s) we have been waiting for is not just a statement; it's a powerful call to action, a reminder of our individual and collective potential to shape the world. It underscores the significance of personal responsibility, empowerment, and proactive engagement with the challenges we face.
Being the one we have been waiting for means embracing the idea that change begins within ourselves. It prompts us to look inward, recognize our strengths, acknowledge our flaws, and work on becoming better versions of ourselves. Personal growth and self-awareness are crucial not only for our individual well-being but also for the betterment of society as a whole.
Taking on this responsibility encourages us to be proactive problem solvers. Instead of waiting for someone else to address issues in our communities or the world at large, we become catalysts for change. It fosters a sense of ownership and commitment, driving us to actively seek solutions, challenge injustice, and promote positive transformation. Through small acts of kindness, advocacy, or innovation, individuals can create a ripple effect that inspires others to do the same.
By embodying this mindset, we not only fulfill our potential but also contribute to a more compassionate, just, and harmonious global society.
I believe the world is being prepared for something.
Maybe, just maybe, it's us.
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