How To Change the World

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. ~Author Unknown

There are few ways that I have found can stoke the process of Transformation more than traveling to new places and changing up the ecology of mind. All of sudden you are in this different world and you realize you don’t control your circumstances but you can change yourself and the way you think about the situation or person. That practice of adapting fast tracks your evolution. Whether you are waiting for a late train in Italy or taking a Panga boat off the coast of Puerto Vallarta surrounded by whales & seat turtles or mountain biking in epic Moab you leave behind the old paradigm of thinking that changing the world comes as a result of doing something “out there”. And there is this shift that aha moment where you realize, yes the one thing I can always control is myself and my thoughts.

From that realization your life is forever different. As the author writes, “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.” Come with us on a retreat this year and make the time to Change Yourself to Change the World! Big love and gratitude, Silvia

Alchemy Tours Schedule:
Sept 2-5, 2011 Sonoma, California – Yoga & Wine Retreat
Sept 16-19, 2011 Moab, Utah – Yoga and Mountain Biking
Oct 16-22, 2011 Tuscany, Italy – Yoga & Wine Retreat
Nov 26-Dec 1, 2011 Xinalani Puerto Vallarta – Luxury Yoga Retreat
Dec 18-23, 2011 Hawaii, Yoga, Kayaking and Cycling
February 5-12, 2012 Xinalani Puerto Vallarta – Luxury Yoga Retreat
June 23-30, 2012 Tuscany, Italy & Wine Retreat
July 7-14, 2011 Dolomites, Italy – Yoga, Hiking and Cycling

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