As a native Ukrainian, I often get asked my take on the current events between Ukraine and Russia.The way I see what’s happening in Ukraine is happening all around the world.
People have the opportunity to wake up, create change, create reform, create movements, stand up for what we believe in, and be the change we want to see in the world.
The large-scale global devastations we face today is a direct result of the fear, hatred, greed, and intolerance that has imprisoned and poisoned our souls. We have lost our way, but the path to change isn’t our outdated systems and political leaders.
We’ve seen how the world can transform when we the people come together. It is by standing on the shoulders of giants like Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein that allows us to see from a lens that there is room for everyone in this world, there is enough abundance and life can be free and beautiful.
There lies a force much deeper, greater and stronger. It’s a force within you, the people. I humbly open my heart to you my emerging leaders, my fellow entrepreneurs, innovators, dreamers, believers, and change makers. We the people have the power, humility and humanity to help one another, to create science, technology, and progress that looks out and cares for the people, the planet, the environment.
I believe we are all given a special gift. Each of you comes into this world with something to fulfill, some message to deliver, some work that has to be completed. This is your power.
In order to be the change you want to see in the world, it begins with you. There is purpose behind you. Living into your fullest potential and highest vision gives you the ability to create and help people by sharing your greatest work with the world.
It’s time to take back your power because we are all individually and collectively responsible for the state of the planet. With great privilege comes great responsibility.
I challenge you to hold yourself to a higher standard. It doesn’t matter how much time you have. What matters is how you live while you’re here. Be a voice, not an echo.
You must to find the force within you to keep growing, keep working on yourself, keep stretching, keep pushing yourself. That force within you is going to push you to live with such intention and focus where having that vision makes you unstoppable.
I know it’s daunting to go against resistance and bitterness of those who fear human progress. We have been breed to do work that robs our souls, to conform, to turn a blind and meet endless cruelty with more cruelty.
We have been taught to live, think, feel, and be a certain way that separates us rather than unites us. But the poorest person is not the one without a penny to his name; it’s the person lives without a dream.
The truth is, everybody won’t see it, everybody won’t join you, and everybody won’t have the vision. Pain is temporary. It tests your will, your endurance, and your limits. Remember, the pain of regret is far greater than the pain of growth. You change your mind, you change the world.
Rather than waste time, energy, effort to fight what we don’t want, put all that time, energy and effort to contribute meaningfully to what you do want! That’s what living your purpose and living into your greatness is all about.
Know that you are not alone. Yes, I may be a random stranger, but I care about the person on the other side of the globe. Let us use this power to come together and unite.
Let us create a new world, where we will rise above the fear, hate, greed, and brutality. Let us use this power to heal and create a legacy where we take care one another, where kindness and gentleness is our faith. A place above all we choose love.