We must work to become the living examples of what we hope to see in our families and communities around us, as was done on our behalf by those elders who chose that path, who came before us. When we live our values, it does not matter what position we hold, we will be making a positive difference in the lives of those whose path we cross. This encompasses a lifelong process of healing and learning, as well as a daily practice of living mindfully. We are all human, so succumb to fault or temptation from time to time, but we grow stronger and wiser if we keep to the path. Our falls become easier to handle and some pitfalls we grow to overcome completely. If we seek change in the world around us, it must begin within each of us.