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The Politics and Religion of Change

Ghandi once said for us to be the change we see in the world.

But if true change is internal, what's all this political talk about change for?

We don't need a change of government or a change of standards.

What America needs is a change of heart!

But if change is internal, do we sit idly by and wait for nature to do its work?

It may work for the economy, in a free labor market; but in the Land of the Free, even Washington has failed to work itself right.

Well… that's what liberals say. And, now, conservatives too! Banded together, without partisanship or spin, they have all chosen to become agents in the movement for change!

But why change now? Is not everything alright? Are not blessings and mercy always on the side of justice and truth?

No, unfortunately, due to an indisputable fact: we have all gone astray and that is why we need change.

With hope, we must pray for us to see our lives’ true mission, fresh and anew, with a much clearer vision. For if we succeed, maybe, someday, we too can be changed. And perhaps, when all is said and done (and America’s change has finally come), change will be something that we stop dreaming of and become something we do, even if only for change’s sake.

Who knew that humanity wrapped in love, so basic and “new,” would be the bed of change that betters me, our nation and you?


On Change: A Poetic Reflection

“Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.” — Harriet Lerner

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy

“The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.” — M. Scott Peck

“Things do not change, we change.” — Henry David Thoreau

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” — Henri Bergson

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” — William Shakespeare

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

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  • Esther

    Poignant observations of the upcoming presidential election and on the change we seek on an individual level.