I’m on a self-imposed social media diet limiting my intake only to messenger to connect to family members in three different time zones and an occasional urge to share a capture over FB’s sister company instagram. Other than those, most of my time lately is basked on finishing a BIG dream, TED, Super Soul Sessions, Amazing Facts, Harry’s Last Lecture, Commencement Charge, and Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday.
I am a logophile and I have so much admiration for people who can put thoughts brilliantly together but I am even more impressed and have high respect for people who can act on their thoughts to change the world, to affect the majority and command change in a heartbeat. In my own private space, I would often ask myself, is that even possible for me? How do I start? Will I ever get the courage to take that first step?
Then I met Marianne Deborah Williamson, an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer who has published eleven books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers through Oprah’s super soul TV. Her prayer in the book Illuminata had changed the way I prayed.
Here’s an excerpt..
I give this day to You.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You.
Please enter where You already abide.
May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
May I see the love and innocence in all mankind, behind the masks we all wear and the illusions of this worldly plane.
I surrender to You my doings this day.
I ask only that they serve You and the healing of the world.
May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go.
Make me the person You would have me be.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me do.
Make the world a safer, more beautiful place.
Bless all Your creatures.
Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might know the joy of being used by You. Amen.
I have been busy and crazy figuring out how I can be an agent of change when all I needed to do is ask God to bring me to that beautiful place. It doesn’t have to be as grand as Delai Lama or Martin Luther because right from where I stay is the best place to start.
Backstory : This week TED is celebrating its 10th year of spreading ideas.