By Professor Myra Chaudhary
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” ~Rumi
Rumi is one of the most celebrated poets in the United States, an ancient Persian poet from the thirteenth century. The words from long ago are still true even today. Anybody can make a positive difference in the world, regardless of his or her age. Every single human being in our world also plays a role in shaping it.
When we look at our world, we can see so much beauty. But in the shadows of the beauty there is also darkness. Humanity is also faced by great challenges. It is even more important for us all to work to bring light to the world and make the darkness disappear.
In the words of Edith Wharton, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” Light up the candles inside of you and illuminate the entire world.
This article is dedicated to all of my students, beacons of light and visions of our future. And to all sources of light around the world.
“Let us make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” ~Malala Yousafzai