Your Life Matters More Than You Know
You may be reading this article because you are intrigued by the title — perhaps you are note sure your life matters all that much.
You may think to yourself, “I am not famous. I am not rich . Nobody cares about what I think. I am not all that important. The earth will carry on spinning just fine without me.” Maybe not in these exact words, but some version of these sentiments have no doubt crossed your mind before when thinking about your life against the backdrop of our vast, ever-changing physical reality. Give me a moment to convince you otherwise.
If you were not here, there is a unique, conscious experience of life that would not be possible. Your are a singular, irreplaceable possibility! Without you, the whole life equation changes, the entire dynamic of the cosmos would shift. “Yeah right,” I can almost hear you say. “What mumbo-jumbo is that!” I smile just thinking about this.
Let’s approach this differently — with a bit more logic. Are you having a unique experience of life? Is anyone else at this very moment experiencing the exact same state of consciousness as you? Hasn’t science proven that everything in existence is connected?; that indeed our material world and what we often refer to as our inner world — our consciousness — are inextricably intertwined? Indeed, science has confirmed that we exist within an infinite reality framed by infinite possibilities and infinite connections. No part of what we call “existence” is separate from any other part when we reduce life to its most fundamental energetic essence. Not only our actions, but also our attention, aspirations, and every other faculty of our minds affect reality. This is literally true.
The human being is essentially a thinking being. If this is true, then it means that in every moment of our existence we are affecting the tapestry of reality. In every moment, we energetically impact everything else in existence. Does this mean we are indispensable? Of course not. But it does mean that our very existence has forever altered the course of life’s never-ending evolution. It also means that your life is not your own. It is impossible to have a private thought that only affects you . It is impossible to live without impacting reality. There is never a question of whether or not your life matters; only how it matters.
Imagine for a moment that Martin Luther King had never lived; or that Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs or Oprah Winfrey had never been born. Would our experience of this moment be any different? It’s easy for us to sense the monumental impact of these lives — for a moment accept that your life matters just as much. The same “genius” that we celebrate in these lives operates within you in some sphere of reality that is entirely unique to you. The mystery of our being is that we are connected to everything else while at the same time being unique and distinct. What you think matters. Your choices matter. Your goings and coming matter. Your life matters more than you know!
I will end with an inspiring quote a friend recently sent me. It says everything I have attempted to say, but with remarkable brevity:
“Never underestimate the power of your voice, your perspective, your uniqueness. That inexplicably divine cocktail of skills, perspectives, strengths and quirks is a one-time event in the Universe. There has never been, nor will there ever be, another you. So yes, you matter. And yes, the world really does need that special gift that only you have.”