“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” – Osho …
How often have we seen people who are afraid of what others think of them? How many times in our own lives, have we caught ourselves being quiet and not standing up for what we believe in, or going against our morals and beliefs? Most likely, we all have been sheep at some time in our lives. However, we do not have to be silent. Each of us has the ability to roar like lions… to stand up courageously and let our voices be heard with confidence and conviction.
The world demands us to stand up for what is right and just. If I allow myself to be a sheep, then I am just contributing to the downfall of the world–to the moral decline of society and its children. There are plenty of individuals, who are more than happy simply being sheep. But we are called to something much greater… we are called to be leaders, stewards, and lions.
Allow the greatness within you to arise each day. Be a role model for others of someone who stands by their morals and beliefs. Teach others, especially the children, of the importance of being good leaders in the world. For one day, we will send them out into the world, and the people we send out will either reflect the love and peace we have shown them, or will contribute to the hate, greed, and enmity of the world.
Imagine yourself as a roaring lion–put away your fears and stand up for what you believe in today.
Questions to consider:
What are some things that you have done that have required you to roar? Was it hard to find the courage to do so?
Do you fear the opinion of others? If so, in what ways? Can other’s opionions of you cause any harm if you do not let them?
What do you feel is the most important part of being a role model?
For further thought:
“The world is not perishing for the want of clever or talented or well-meaning people. It is perishing for the want of people of courage and resolution.” – Robert J. McCracken