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July 21, 2020

How To Have An Impact in Life

How To Have An Impact in Life

We can all have a positive impact in life.  Small gestures can move mountains.  Never underestimate how much life needs you!

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Hi, and welcome to The Gentle Yoga Warrior, his weekly podcast in association with nature meditations.so. Let's do this. Let's reconnect with joy. Once again.

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I feel that it's each and every one of us has duty to make some sort of positive impact collectively for the benefit of others come back at the people that have impacted me in my life and also drawing from the current situations. I like to look at ways people can inspire and lift rather than bring people down through fear. Because then we can fear this neighbour, but none of us really knows how long we're here for. But there's actually a gift in that because if we can transcend fear, and instead think, think as we wake up every day life, what do I have to offer? What What do you want from me and it doesn't mean that you have to do something massive. So an example of making an impact is a kind word,

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a kind glance, something, someone's had a bad day and everyone's been horrible to them, and you're the one person that's kind to them. That has an impact. There's so many ways but we'll cover this in today's podcast. So I became even increasingly inspired

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when I recently watched the 2019 movie dark waters, and this is a based on the true story of Robert Bilott's case against the chemical manufacturer known as DuPont.

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And I found this film blew me away, because

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the main character Robert, could have easily just gone he was already representing DuPont well last as it was shown in the film, and, and he could have easily easily easily just carried on down that corporate way. But something inside of knew that it was wrong because there's this poor farmer whose cows were being poisoned tumours, and the farm itself had cancer and his wife had cancer, but the whole town had been poisoned. I won't go into too much detail because I really recommend watching it but that whole town had been poisoned for decades, knowingly, and

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instead of just doing nothing because sometimes doing nothing is as bad as

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Doing something bad. This lawyer decides to take on this chemical company.

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And after watching, it just made me have faith again in human spirit, for it wasn't an easy road for this lawyer. And life in general isn't an easy road. And yes, we all want to feel safe. We all want to feel as if we can go about our daily life, which is our right, feeling safe, but at the same time, sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone and do something that's going to help the rest of the world and the rest of the world can be something as small as being kind to that one person because then if you're kind to that one person, it has a knock on effect to the next person and vice versa. Equally, if you are

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horrible to someone and that can have a domino effects in the other way. And it's not to say that you shouldn't speak your minds. And if you speak your truth from the heart, that is the best way to be the other trap that you can fall into which is one that I did so very often and that has been a people pleaser, trying to save the world, to the detriment of your self. So it's about balance as well. But the whole reason behind how to make an impact on this world is how you may ask well how can I make an impact on this world and already you're seeing yourself is small but you're not you're really not small and

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life whatever you believe in Are you believe in human spirit where we just believe in life if you believe in God, whatever it is, whatever it is you believe in, they that whatever do not wish you to be small

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I'm not going to say I have all the answers for you in this podcast. But I would start by making a list of what your core values are in life and what you value in life. So it can be things like integrity, honesty.

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But one of my key values is that everyone should be treated with respect and equality. And it really upsets me when people aren't. So I take that core value into the way I conduct myself in life. But I also believe that everyone should be treated with respect. So again, if I'm not being treated with respect, I will draw a boundary and not allow that to happen in the same time. I will also try and make sure everyone else is treated with respect. But for you today, how can you make an impact on the world

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here

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Some tips to help you on your path. So number one, try and live a little less from fear. Okay, so we have fear because in the past when we've been chased by great big animals, we had to run very fast, but we have too much fear. And these days you really do. And that fear is, is made bigger by a diet of constant mainstream media. So not saying not to see what's gone in the news, but at the same time, I'm also saying that, try and think a bit big a bit outside the box. And don't just believe everything that you're told 24 seven, do your own research and don't even believe everything that I say don't believe and Don't believe everything I say and don't believe anything that you're told without doing your own research.

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If not, then we kind of lost our way. I think it's important

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To make an impact on the world is to do your own research on things on life in general, we'll just think if we still think that if the world was flat, you know that it takes those people sometimes to question things and then through their bravery that can make an impact upon the world. So my number one tip is try and live a little less through fear. And to do that, do your own research and to add to reduce the fear that you have. I say this a million times, but it is one of the graces free tools that you can have to reduce fear. And that is through meditation. So daily meditation, you can set your timer and just build up time gradually, self reflection without judgement. So you can take diary and write down what happened in your day and how you would live the

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Next day better,

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trying to, to live from the heart but with the courage to speak your mind, but in a loving way. And a great way to reduce fear is to listen. And that is to listen to your own inner voice, not your own inner fear, that place of purity that you can reach through finding stillness. So

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that is one way to make an impact is to reduce fear.

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to realise your gifts so what what what is it that you're, you're good at? I've always felt that I'm good at with reading between the lines of things. I like to question things not not a judgement, but rather, I like to do my own research upon anything. And also I like to keep an eye out on unusual

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and to keep my eyes wide open to the possibility that there is good in this world. And I think by doing that, that helps other people. So for you, you can sit down with a piece of paper and just think about what are the things that you're really passionate about? Is it about environmental issues? And is it are you passionate about people not feeling lonely? The list only you can make that list. But

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if you're stuck, why not start reading some books from people that you're inspired by and see how they commence their journey. Another way that you can make an impact upon the world is by supporting local businesses. There's been a there's been a lot of negative impact of what's happening in the world now and upon local businesses.

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Sometimes it may be easier just to click with these bigger companies because they've, they've got details already. And it's a lot easier. But just think if you are a local business owner, how much would you appreciate someone just taking an extra five minutes to to order through you? And then how can you make a possible impact locally in your community is anywhere that you can help? And I know a lot of us are busy these days. So if you can't help by volunteering your time, is there any other way that you can help?

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Because the thing is, we're all in this together. I think one of the biggest ways that we can make an impact is to build bridges and to find a understanding between the different generations the different politics, and for people to be able to have different views.

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to each other without being

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persecuted.
 I could then go down a spiral of thinking like, everything's really messed up, everything's really sad. Everyone's working against each other. But instead, I've chosen to make an impact by being as present as I possibly can. So I'm not denying that there's problems, big problems in the world, and they do upset me at times. But to make an impact, instead of just focusing on the bad things, indeed, people do need to be have their eyes opened up to the fact that what we've done to this planet, etc, etc. But we also equally need to have our eyes opened on what we can do to make things better in a way that's going to unite people. Instead of seeing what we all have in common, which is love. We came from love in some kind of way, and we'll go back to love and

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The quicker we can, we can remember that. And the quicker that we can learn to work and live together and to celebrate our differences instead of trying to control each other, I think the world will be a much better place. So

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a short and easy way to make an impact on the world. So decided beginning the day, what you want to give to the world, like so it could be, I want to make someone smile. Or I want to write an article that's going to help lift the planet, or I'm going to do some investigative journalism and discover a blind spot that humanity may have and how we can help to fix that blind spot. So never underestimate the impact that you can have upon the world today. So they were just my examples for I'm tapping into what I know, but your examples can be

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completely different. The important thing is you are an impact upon the world. So go for wonderful human, and shine your lights. Thank you. The Gentle Yoga Warrior, weekly podcast, in association with nature meditations.so. Let's do this. Let's reconnect with joy once again.

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