Martin Luther King Jr.
Mahatma Gandhi having sacrificed all to lead in simplicity
Gandhi as a young Lawyer
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime can break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
We tell each other we can do nothing to really change the course of world society because we are trained to believe it while criminals rape and pillage the land, and all its creatures using our human systems.
We do not own the earth or its resources, but we do own our systems and their effect is our responsibility.
Though we are inspired by those who did, is it enough in 2016 to lose our lives only? Is it the thought and effort that count? Or is it the purity of our actions and the accomplishments they secure? We should give our minds and our humility in cooperation and intelligent action… so that the accomplishment and the pure means to it can be given as a legacy of a better tomorrow… www.occupyconscience.com