Scientifically speaking, the universe is a huge place, it’s so huge that our planet doesn’t even amount to a speck of dust amidst the vast sand on the sea shore by comparison. Sometimes, I am so awed by our insignificance that I wonder why people so small can have an ego so huge! And that’s the point I’m trying to make.
We humans are by nature opinionated, self-promoting and selfish. Right from the cradle, our natural inclination is to think we are the centre of the universe, that everything should revolve around us. As we grow older, this mind- set does not go away. It is only suppressed; it would take a massive paradigm-shift to rid ourselves of this disposition. So what do we do?
I’d like to draw an analogy from our Solar system, the sun to be precise. The sun is the nearest physical thing that really has other things revolving around it. But the best part about the sun is not its central position but the fact that it gives ceaselessly and bountifully. As far as we know, it gets nothing back from the planets it gives to, yet it remains undiminished and in fading – and it remains the centre of the solar system. You see, being significant implies being the very opposite of our nature. As weird as this may sound. “The more you take, the less you have” (Master Ugwe in Kungfu Panda3, a great movie by the way!) sit is actually true. Being a source rather than a sink is what make us truly out live, out- list and out-so ourselves. Just like the sun, our light and warmth should grace all things around us. Being so inclined, we will generate a force field that cause the essence and substance of creation to gravitate toward us. We only find our lives when we lose it because it is more blessed to give than to receive…….
So now that you know what truly makes us significant, take that quantum leap and give yourself away. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time. It begins with you…… cheers!
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