Today as I was provoked by a journal which had raised a question about our existance, I was brought back in time to when I once asked that same series of questions. "Why are here?" "What is our purpose?" "Is life a series of events, or is there a destiny for each of us?" Those questions (and many similar ones) have always haunted my realm......and I have always tested various waters of thought for guidance and answers.....inbetween their lines, they were all saying the same thing....
discovering....uncovering.....awakening....opening.....all need to be present before any amount of enlightenment can occur........ Then, in one written line, the doors opened for my mind to cross into......the line was.....in this galaxy, there are billions of stars....imagine billions! Our huge glorious sun, is but one tiny spec in the galaxy! Earth, is less than a spec.....and we, the people on it are nothing more than a spec of spec! "How can we be so small?" ....... "Its impossible!" I gasped. You and I know...our lives are a BIG DEAL....many count on us, look to us for love and support. We have hearts that live, love and laugh. But,,,sadly, from way up there...we are just a small part of a very small insignificant spec! Can such a small spec have something so grand as a destiny assigned to it?
I turned to the sand....tiny specs, from 5 feet up, you can't tell one from another. Like souls that have lived, they stretch out as far as the eye can see..and yet we cannot see one individually!...."So, is that what we are? Are we nothing more than specs that stretch out across time like the sand that stretches out across the beach?"
Don't rely on sight! Step upon the sand.........if one walks on the sand with their heels, they will feel very little. The heels are calloused and lack nerve endings..the sand cannot be sensed.....but walk on your soles, which are thin skinned and full of nerve endings...and suddenly....you will feel each and every grain of sand that is there....as a matter of fact, a tiny one might feel as large as a stone! Once you can feel something, you can begin the process of defining it, understanding its origin and purpose.
That is how I walk through life...on my soles, sensitive to each chirp of a bird, respectful of the wisdom that lies in each blade of grass, and give thanks with each breath I take.
Its the small things that count.....but first you must know they are there!
Staring out at that starlight sky (noticing the billions)...I bid each of you a night of Peace! Marc :)