This is me and this is we. This is where we come from, who we can be, and how we can connect with our world in harmony. I hope to give you peace with yourself and your world and give you a vision for the future and a will to act and inspire.
All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.
On the grand and absolute perspective, we are the infinite and it is the cosmos that it is a tiny speck within us.
Your understanding is totally dependent on looking from the outside to the inside. You see all the vastness of outer space and the smallness of this planet and think we are something insignificant.
What does scale matter when it comes to significance? This universe is empty space, pregnant with potentialities, that acts as the stage upon which the dance between energy and matter endlessly unfolds.
You are making too many assumptions without realizing them and then creating existential conundrums for yourself.
To say that nothing matters is completely ignorant of what everything actually is. But to say that something specific inherently matters is also untrue—and thankfully so! If this life had a specific meaning, then we would be even more neurotic than we are now. How terrible the prospect of life would be if we could quite literally fail!
So long as we live in suffering and confusion, our purpose is to aspire for awakening to clarity. Once that path is entered, there are no more questions of purpose. Just as a tree or flower needs no purpose in order to grow, unfold, and shine, a spiritual traveler has no purpose but the spontaneous inspiration of clarity and compassion.
You cannot live a fulfilling life because life is not here to fulfill you. You are here to fulfill life. Life doesn’t bring you things, you bring things to life.
All of this comes down to who and what you take yourself to be. Right now you are speaking from the perspective of an individual who has assumed herself to have an inherent identity that is separate from the rest of this world and cosmos. Then there are these woes of significance versus insignificance and so on.
When you can recognize that you are not separate from anything, that the whole of existence is an interdependent co-emerging of the All, you will unburden yourself from this confused existential suffering.
"You are not just a meaningless fragment in an alien universe, briefly suspended between life and death, allowed a few short-lived pleasures followed by pain and ultimate annihilation. Underneath your outer form, you are connected with something so vast, so immeasurable and sacred, that it cannot be spoken of - yet I am speaking of it now. I am speaking of it now not to give you something to believe in but to show you how you can know it for yourself." ~ Eckhart Tolle
I would recommend you read Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now as well as take up daily meditation.
Namaste :) Much love.
If I’ve run out of power today, I’ll just borrow some from tomorrow.