Revolution is a dense word. It carries a lot of association with it; typically involving an overthrow of a regime or a movement to fundamentally alter the way society operates. But that’s not the type of revolution I’m talking about here. Because to be honest, those revolutions are secondary and most of the time, they don’t last. One tyrant replaces another. One broken system is replaced with one that’s supposed to fix everything, but results in a different flavor of the same.
A change in systems isn’t what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something to change beyond yourself, if you depend on the behavior of others, or a change in your environment before you act, you’re in for disappointment. Even if it does change, it won’t matter anyway, because you’re not getting at what really matters.
The fastest way to change the world is to change yourself.
If you really want to see change happen, the revolution must come from within. An internal uprising and radical abandonment of the old patterns must commence. The umbilical cord to the confined you must be swiftly cut. All unrealities must be laid out visibly in the light of day.
You must die to the real you that is waiting to be born. The one that is free, unrestrained, and lives from a place of deep inexhaustible joy.
The revolution doesn’t happen out there. It can’t.
Whatever change you want to see, whether it’s inside or out, it starts with you. Your shift must happen at the core.
Everything else is just hype.
Whatever transformation you want to bring about in yourself and in the world, it must be now. It simply can’t be any other time. Tomorrow never comes.
The revolution isn’t tomorrow. If you say it is tomorrow, it won’t come. The revolution is now.