Years ago, the local Wild Oats Market in Pasadena, CA, displayed a banner with this statement. It spoke to me everytime I went there. When they were closing the store, after it was acquired by Whole Foods, I asked if I could purchase the banner. At first, they said no. However the next time I was in there shopping, one of the managers said they reconsidered my request and gifted me with it! I was elated. My husband and I hung the banner above the steps leading downstairs in our home. It was a perfect reminder that continues to inspire us, even though we no longer have the banner. The message is definitely needed today as I observe how we as a society seem to be devolving instead of evolving.
What can one do? How do we shift the thinking? It all starts with ourselves and the decisions we make about the way we want to live our life. Let’s look at the two key words on the banner and their meaning.
to find a solution to a problem, to decide firmly on a course of action.
to undergo development, change, progress, grow.
Joyce Marter, Psychotherapist and Founder of Urban Balance, published an article in 2014 in the HuffPost: 10 Ways to Evolve and Be a Better Person
By following the above 10 principles, adding a few of your own, and setting an example, we influence others in their behavior choices and help bring up society. Who you are and what you do matters! Each of us makes a difference.
With Light, Love and Resolving to Evolve!