Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra’s son, once made a documentary of his famous father. During the filming, Gotham asked his dad if he thought he was changing the world. The senior Chopra responded “The world is changing and I am part of the transition team.”
How we see that change is important, though. If our lens through which we see the world is one of fear and separation, we will see danger, threat and the need for self-preservation around every corner; hypervigilance, secrecy and mistrust will be our change, our way of life. If our lens is one of love and unification, we will see opportunities for learning, healing and advancement everywhere. Then, understanding, education and compassion will be our change, our mission.
In either case, we are each others’ transition teams, and we can choose our lens.
Ghandi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Our thoughts, words and behavior, our relationships, partnerships and environments can reflect closing down in separation or opening up in unity. We can defend or share; we can educate or ostracize. We choose the change we wish to see.
Ghandi also said “When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.”
If the world is changing, and we are each others’ transition team, the smart money is on the lens of love and unity.