Quote of the Day

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.” ~ unknown monk

About Lateral Love™ Australia

Lateral Love™ Australia Lateral Love Australia is devoted to bringing lateral violence, particularly for Aboriginal & Islander (including the Torres Strait) Peoples of Australia, into the public arena. Lateral Love™ Australia aims to share truthful information about the history of Australia, highlighting the deliberate impact of colonisation, and the damage made to the Human Spirit regardless of race due the manifestations of lateral violence. William Brian Butler & his niece Nicola Butler are the individuals behind the "Lateral Love & Spirit of Care for all Humankind 2012 - 2022 Campaign". This campaign is a product of the culmination of the life works of William Brian Butler and Nicola Butler creating an ongoing, living, breathing environment for positive discussions, development of resources and suggestions for change that will have a lasting impact for Human Rights, Social Inclusion and the Spiritual and Emotional Well being for all Aboriginal and Islander peoples in this country.
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4 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Reblogged this on Lumen Hiatus and commented:
    This is a perfect reminder that change only comes from Within first – then – and only then – it is reflect Without…..

  2. manfly says:

    Reblogged this on manflyblog and commented:
    ~manfly~ ♥ love peace & harmony to All ♥ …  
    beam me up.

  3. Trent Lewin says:

    That is a wonderful quote, I like words like this that predicate the consequences of our inaction. Thank you for the wisdom, valuable lesson in this. I hope the monk took his own advice.

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