If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
It is hard to put a lifetime of experience into so few words. There are so many angles to look at it from and most lessons come from the past. I want to look at what lessons could come from the future, a future we can all aspire to today.
There is a future reality where all ages of life are valued. A baby is never ill-treated by uncaring adults. A young child is never bullied or insulted by his friends. A teenager doesn’t consider taking their life because there is no hope for a job or career. No child is denied a voice and will never be coerced or frightened into any action.
A mother never feels a failure because she is inexperienced. No adult feels the need to be defined by fashion or wealth. No woman is marginalised because she is a woman. No man feels the need to show aggression as a badge of honour. No person is stigmatised by loving someone who shares their gender. No person is defined by colour or race.
In this caring future reality, religion doesn’t cause wars and a person’s spirituality is their own business. Wealth doesn’t determine poverty and a global community doesn’t swallow the individual. Disease isn’t caused by pollution or disruption of the natural laws of life. Older people are respected for their wisdom and knowledge but the young are also respected for their innovation and fearlessness. No one is hungry and no one lives without shelter. There is harmony and people respect all life and nature thrives.
This future reality is there to be learned from. It is in our hearts and souls and it exists now for me and you. Therefore it can be manifested.
In my life I have learned what is necessary and what is lacking for people and the earth. You have too. If we can’t manifest it now for us, then let us pass the information and belief to our children, so that it manifests for them.
This future reality is in our hands now. We carry the creativity to teach what we have learned. Our children can realise it, if we show them what we have learned.
I have learned that if you truly believe in something good, you can make it happen. It may take time. It may take effort. Don’t give up. Pass the baton on as you near your last day. Say what you have learned from your future reality check aloud. Say what you have seen. Shout loud so people can hear. Show its potential by living it right here and now.
The more people can see your vision in motion, the more will adopt it and it will come. Walk in beauty, balance and harmony now and the future will take care of itself. This is what I have learned by looking to the future and doing my best to live it in the NOW.