When it comes down to it, we are all creators, co-creating the world. Our experience of the world is made up of what we learn, both from nature and from each other. The thing is, if we put out negativity, fear, despair, helplessness, lack of self-worth, trash-talking, materialism, and disregard for the environment those are exactly what we will see more of. With every action we take, we teach the world around us what it is. If you call yoursef fat and act as if that is undesirable, people around you will add that to their collection of ideas of what fat looks like and also that it is seen as negative, thus causing unacceptance and lower self worth for other people. You will make others feel bad. Others you will never even know will suffer repercussions from this. If you accept working at a job you dislike, that makes you bored, that goes against your values, instead of doing work you love, you are showing people that it is normal to be unhappy and never fulfill your dreams and that that is the way it is supposed to be. If however you treat yourself kindly and do not put yourself down, even tell people what you have done that you are proud of it shows them that it is ok to accept themselves how they are and that it is also ok to share their successes in things that matter to them; it allows people to focus on all of the good things about themselves instead of the bad. If you do work you love, then it shows other people that it is possible for them to also do work they love. If you show people that it is possible to live sustainably without hurting the earth or the beings inhabiting it, then they will see that they too can live without hurting the earth and its beings. You see, whatever you do multiplies in the world around you. We are fractals. Whatever we put out goes into the universe. So make the choice to end meanness, end negative self-talk, and end unsustainable ways of being. Whatever you want your life to be, make it that and the world will begin to change around you. You have a choice. What you do matters. In fact, you have a responsibility. We are adults with the ability to understand and reason. It is our responsiblity to create a loving, cherished, healthy, accepting, sustainable world. No matter what action you take you WILL affect the rest of the world and everyone else, for better or worse. You can make the world a better place. This is your purpose. To bring your own light into the world. As Ghandi’s famous quote goes, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” You have enormous amounts of power. You are good, you are unique, you are beautiful, you are creative, and you are powerful. Go on out and start making the changes that you want in your life and the world. I promise things will change for the better and you will help others find their own positive power and beauty.