But I see that as a first step.
It has become more and more important in my mind that we take the next step, which is to lead. While it is good to be home and meditate to develop a compassionate heart, it is vitally important at this time that we also go out and work. We need to be leaders in how to put our actions where our hearts are. Some examples:
Do you care about the hungry? Donate food or volunteer at a food bank.
Do you want more equality for the underprivileged? Serve as a tutor or donate to works programs.
Are you concerned about the environment? Write your congressional representative. Give generously to animal protection agencies or nature conservation groups. Pick up trash. Recycle. Don't drive so much. Teach others to do the same.
I've only scratched the surface. There are a million ways that you can lead. But it is important that every day, even in a small way, you take the charge to lead. Your actions count. Let's make this world a better place.
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