((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))
Whether we realize it or not, people are always taking things from us – our time, our energy, our ideas, our office supplies, etc. – and most of the time, we really do not care. Most of the time, we allow our time and energy to be lost, our ideas to be stolen, and we just pick up a different pen, not a big deal…but maybe it should be a big deal. Maybe, just maybe, we should require a better standard of behavior from those around us.
Of course, we would have to start at the source – we would have to behave better ourselves. We must be the change we want to see.
We are all thieves, each and every one of us, and if we want people to treat us differently, we must first behave differently ourselves. We must value time as the ultra-precious resource it is. We must respect our own needs as well as the needs of others. Create a culture of mindfulness around you by not only being mindful yourself but also being patient with those around you as they learn to be mindful as well.
And while it is true some people will never embrace mindfulness, do not allow them to stop you from trying; do not sacrifice the changes and improvements that can be made because of the ones that cannot.
It does not matter if you cannot fix the entire problem, every little bit helps.
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