Mahatma Gandhi and Michael Jackson may not have much in common, but I credit them both for sharing this insight. Michael said that if you want to change the world you've got to start with the man in the mirror. He rightly understood that change begins with me. If I want the world to be a better place then it begins with me being a better person. Better in whatever arena I find my current challenges to be. Better in the way I treat myself. Better in the way I treat my fellow man. Gandhi said the same thing in what is one of my all time favorite quotes: "Be the change you wish to see in the world". In our pursuit of our best selves, in our pursuit of God, this profound truth rings clear. It speaks precisely to the realms over which each of us has control. I can add honesty to the world by being a more honest person. I can add compassion to the world by being a more compassionate person. I can change the world in the direction of my highest values. I have it in my power to make the world more generous, more kind, more forgiving, more playful, more beautiful, more...you name it! And you have this power too. Go and do likewise.