Starting With Me

Tackle the problem on a small scale.


In a world of vast organizations, vast mobilizations of people, mass movements, we are afraid to act on a small scale; we are afraid to be little people clearing up our own patch. 

We say to ourselves, “What can I personally do? I must join a mass movement in order to reform.” 

On the contrary, real revolution takes place not through mass movement but through the inward revolution of relationship—that alone is real reformation, a radical, continuous revolution. 

We are afraid to begin on a small scale. Because the problem is so vast, we think we must meet it with large numbers of people, with a great organization, with mass movements. 

Surely, we must begin to tackle the problem on a small scale, and the small scale in the “me” and the “you”. 

When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.

J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol V p 96

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