The posters and images stating 'YOU MATTER' are all very encouraging and nothing wrong with that but what does it actually mean?!
The statement is not just a nudge to say 'I'm okay - you're okay' and keep you safe in a nice bubble - it is a call to action!
My status on my personal FaceBook page on Sunday morning read the following:
It only takes one mind and one body to start the feel-good rollercoaster. However, the way it ripples into the world and affects other people is not to be underestimated. If you ever thought for a moment that you can't do 'it' by yourself stop and think again! You are the first person - the place and space where it all begins....and then it reflects back to John Donne who was key to last weeks blogpost stating that no man is an island.
It really is true!
We are all in this together and if we as individuals think we can't make a difference or make our voices heard, just think about those individuals who actually did make a difference and projected their voices for the worthy cause of better lives on our planet and in our own personal universes.
There is no point in pinning a sign on our foreheads to keep people away when in fact we need to step up and encourage each other to make that positive change and be a firm stand for it no matter how long we stand alone at first. The ripples, remember?!
My thoughts go back to one March morning in 1995 when one man decided to make an impact with the view to create World Peace - through laughter! Just one man and his vision...
Dr. Madan Kataria is not the only person who has taken action on an idea but his particular idea doesn't take much action other than a breath and a sound, a smile and a look - an instant connection between people from all walks of life. There you have it!
Ho ho ha ha ha!
Laughter Yoga is a commitment to making individuals matter and making play, fun, joy and life matter. This is what we decided for ourselves when we were children - decided to have a great time with what we do - ALSO growing up!
Every word you speak and action you take matters!
It can be one from love or one from fear - it all impacts those who are energetically connected with you so chooose wisely.
My experiences in life add up to who I am - I can't compare them to other people's wonders, events, suffering and 'stuff' and I would never even consider comparing...
We all carry our own world and only the weight of it is decided by how much we allow the past to take heed in our present moment and into our future life.
Connect with your inner wisdom and make a decision to live fully and without regret - you can't change the past so does it really matter?
You and your thoughts matter - so act on them now!
What will I do to keep the good ball rolling? What will you do?