How to make a difference with your presence?
There are some people that light up a place just by their presence. We meet these people in our walks of life who instill values and pass along life lessons. These are the people whom we remember even when they are not physically present amongst us. This gets us to the question whether our presence makes a difference or not. We all want to be someone who has altered someone’s life for the better, don’t we?
Yes, your presence matters. The more you are present in each moment, the better difference your presence makes. Your presence has the power to dictate the outcome of any situation you face in life. And your presence is what determines how the world views you. Many of you are simply failing to understand the simple greatness of your presence. When we learn to align our being with positivity and love, then life can begin to flow.
In order to make your presence felt and create a difference you can simply do the following more often:
- Believe in Yourself
- Be Generous and Giving
- Be Up and Doing
- Be Loving and Sensitive
Learn to Believe in Yourself
It’s important that you remember that you are whole and enough just as you were created. You are as important as everyone else. Be happy and fulfilled in who you are instead of limiting yourself in the shackles of self-doubt. It is only then that you can find the best in yourself and fulfill the purpose of your life. When you find your higher self and set it free, you tend to make a difference in others lives and in the world with your presence. Believe you can do it and take the initiative to make the world a better place.
Be Generous and Giving
As Mother Teresa had said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving” – similarly the things we do and how we share makes a difference however minute and trifling they might be. The smallest act of kindness never goes unnoticed. How much you share doesn’t always have to be a magnanimous portion. The gesture is what always matters. You can donate your valuable time to a cause that you think requires attention. You can donate blood, feed a hungry stomach or take care of a stray animal. Every time you extend a helping hand towards someone in dire need of it, you etch yourself in their memory thus making someone’s life a little better than before.
Be Up and Doing
We usually tend to think that to create a difference or a positive change, we need bigger things and bigger ideas. But most often it is the smallest steps that we take that create the most positive impact on us. So all you need to do is to wake up and rise to the occasion. Start with making a difference in yourself first. Be the change you wish to see in the world because it is when you start making significant changes in your own life that you create a stir in this world with your singular yet strong presence. Go out and be more involved in the world out there. Learn to be aware of the wonder around us and take immediate action.
Be Loving and Sensitive
It is love and only love that can create magic. Love has healing powers. So learn to consider the people you meet every day and acknowledge the light within every soul. Greet them with a smile and make it a point to respect every person who surrounds you. Operate from a place of love and learn to empathize with people because in this ruthlessly busy world kindness and love go a long way. Talk to someone who you feel is in distress. Even if you cannot offer a solution, often a compassionate ear and a shoulder to cry on can work wonders for a person. Be gentle with your words and actions because in the words of Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forgive what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.” So spread joy and only selfless joy while you walk on the earth.
There are so many people all over the world, just like you, who are making a difference to the world, who care about our world, our dignity, our future. Remember, you matter and your presence matters. So act accordingly.
Lavern Brown is a former lecturer who has found his niche in writing. He’s one of the bestselling authors under the genre of Life Coaching Books and is best known for penning down The You Within You.