A lot of people I know want to be a hero of sorts and contribute to saving the world. Often though, we feel like we don’t have enough power, enough influence, enough, well, anything, to make a significant difference.
But have you ever tried to change the world one interaction at a time? It might seem easy – but really, it isn’t. When someone hurts you deeply and shows no signs of remorse (or even blames you), it takes a hero to get over the anger and frustration, to look past the blatant ignorance and to be able to still “let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path”.
Being a hero means going through fire and emerging on the other side, a tattered, bloodied and in pain, but victorious. And the great news is that every single one of us can be a hero.
Too bad we can’t fly.