The Audacity Of Hope – Obama???

A few weeks before Obama came to office I really thought he was the embodiment of hope and change!!  I wanted him to win Presidency more than anything and felt like this was another step towards a beautiful and bright future for everyone. I thought if he’s such a kindhearted and sincere person with such good intentions, what better than to have someone with these exceptional qualities leading America.

Growing up as a child, a lot of politicians did things I felt were purely for profit and power, instead of the well being of mankind and I heard and saw so many broken promises, that I stopped believing politicians could create change altogether!

But for some reason when I saw Obama, I felt such incredible hope and expectation. I read his book ‘ The Audacity Of Hope’  heard his inspiring speeches and felt the immense light and joy in people’s hearts from all over the world and from all different countries. It was the start of something beautiful….   I was seriously the happiest spark ever!!

Since his time in office, many people’s opinion of him (and even mine) has changed, but after thinking for a long time about it, it made me realize he’s NOT the issue!

The whole worldwide movement of hope and expectation was NOT because of him, it was US for what WE believed he stood for!   For the end to war and poverty, for peace, for better health care and education, for solutions to our collective problems, for unity amongst humanity and for the positive CHANGE we all want to see as a reality!!

I’ve always believed in the inherent goodness in the hearts of mankind and have honestly never met anyone who has showed me otherwise.

It’s not the politicians who create change. WE DO!!  So many of us are waiting for someone or something to come fix everything that’s wrong, but it’s us (the masses) who hold the power not them!!

Each of us can serve and each of us has the power to make this world a better place.  To be kinder to one another, to care more, to use our buying power to support the good and ethical in the world instead of the destructive, to smile at one another, to lift each other up, to correct all the wrongs and join together and make the world the way it should be.

When we are together we are stronger than any politician, any government and have more than enough capabilities to solve all our worldwide problems.

We are all brothers and sisters and no matter what division we sometimes might feel, we all deep down only want to live in happiness and health, in joy, in peace and live a life of meaning.

I know if we believe in ourselves, unite together for the good and do consistent acts of kindness each day we can make this world beautiful for everyone. I hope you feel the same, and are the trailblazer and hero you were born to be. ♥


The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” ~ Gandhi

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead

“One person can make all the difference in the world. For the first time in recorded human history, we have the fate of the whole planet in our hands.” – Chrissie Hynde

”In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. ”  –  Janos Arany

I would love to hear if you’re optimistic for a bright future too, and what solutions you know of or acts of kindness you are already implementing to make the world a better place.

It doesn’t matter what it is or where it is or how it is, whether in your city, in your school, in your community, for your friends and family, planting a tree, being in nature and feeling joy to be alive or good deeds and kind gestures that brought a smile to a strangers face or lightened their heart. I would love to hear them.  xxx


  1. says

    Hi Eliane,

    Very insightful article, I really enjoyed reading it. I must say that this is indeed a topic that many experts & professionals must be aware of . You have done a great job by bringing this topic into light. I hope quality discussions follow this post.

    Good luck with the challenge and with your business.

  2. says

    Hi Eliane, I like your article. It would be nice if we could all work together. Maybe one day all the greed on this planet will be gone. If we want to see real change it will start with us and our children.

  3. says

    Hello Eliane, I found you through your Youtube channel! Just stopped by to see what you are up to. Talk soon Dale Werner
    PS: I love this quote that you posted ““Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead”

  4. says

    I really don’t understand why anyone would disagree with that. I think that sounds like it is something to look more closely at. I feel sometimes alot of people can be pretty narrow minded when it comes that. Well thats all for now, look forward to more post and information.. Talk to you guys later. “As in life, Chill for best results”

  5. says

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

  6. says

    Solid post, nice work. It Couldn’t be written any improved. Reading this post reminds me of my previous boss! He usually kept babbling about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a superb read. Thanks for sharing!


    Hola, me gusto mucho lo que escribiste y lo comparto totalmente. Acabamos de pasar elecciones en Mexico y el tema esta muy critico,desafortunadamente el avance que habiamos logrado en el “cambio” se perdio. Esta semana el gobierno federal acepto un nuevo estudio para una linea de transporte, cuando ya hay 7 estudios previos sobre lo mismo!! Estos dias las lagrimas han corrido por mis ojos al sentir gran impotencia y frustracion por este tipo de acciones. Soy parte de una asociacion que promueve la voz ciudadana y desde ahi pongo mi granito de arena para despertar la conciencia de los que me rodean…Me dio mucho gusto leer tu perfil y tu blog, desde el fondo de mi corazon gracias por hacer del mundo un mejor lugar! Gracias por acercarte a mi en Woolworths

  8. Anahata Ishaya says

    Thank you for your eloquent piece Eliane. I , like you, feel that we are the change and that happens with a change of consciousness. As each of us takes responsibility for our views, judgments, beliefs and opinions we will receive deeper insights about ourselves. In the process we begin to attract more harmonious situations and relationships that reflect these mature introspective gazes. Life begins to become more effortless and joyful. We also begin to see the mastery of creation and how this beautiful world is unfolding in its perfection even when challenges are amiss.

  9. Eliane Carbajal says

    Hi Anahata, thanks for your sweet comment. there is a beautiful documentary about what you wrote. Its called I AM by Tom Shaydac if you haven’t seen it you might like it. Wishing you much happiness and love xx

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