Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.— Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

via Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy quotes.

Ayurveda Heals posted this to Facebook today. This reminds me that Tolstoy would be a good source to consult when thinking about social change. Gandhi reports that Tolstoy’s book The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894) was influential to his own thinking about sarvodaya, “uplift of all.” But I had not forgotten this means that Tolstoy might also enlighten on the connection between social and personal change.


About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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