If we could fix one thing, in each of us, it would transform the world we live in. It is the simplest thing to change yet we are blind to it… it is so deeply entrenched in our psyche, culture, and world we don’t even realize we do it or it exists. We believe if things changed outside of us, we would be happy. We believe if we had more money, a better job, a more exciting, committed or loving partner, THEN we would be complete. And, the problem is not to want more or better, it’s that we blame someone or something other than ourselves that we don’t have it or it doesn’t exist. Our happiness is our responsibility. No matter what changes, no matter how much we acquire or obtain, that emptiness and lack of is within us. What needs to change is easy, stop the “blame”. We blame terrorists for our fear but someone gets shot every day right here. We blame corporations for polluting the air but we buy and consume their products ceaselessly and don’t recycle. We blame the government because we don’t make enough money yet people don’t want to work… On and on… And almost everyone does it, even I. If we each truly took responsibility for ourselves, happiness would prevail because then things would change. They would have to. It would be our fault things are the way they are, not anyone else’s… © Jodi Healy
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