Think about the implications of a thought expressed by Rumi, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Most people associated with spiritual leadership desire to change the world. However, an unending list of questions would need to be answered to even consider the task.
The idea of changing others cannot be achieved by compulsion or coercion. If change is achieved by such means the results will not last.
When we focus on changing ourselves we provide a living testimony for the world as to the benefits that come from implementing such change.