We all have busy lives that consume us and at times make us feel very important. But consider this: we are just one of six billion people inhabiting a tiny planet that is part of a small galaxy in a universe of billions of galaxies. To us, our illustrious life-giving sun is the one and only sun, but in reality it is just one of billions and billions of stars in an infinite universe that we can’t even begin to comprehend.
Your world and the meanings of the events in your daily life come from your perspective. Nothing is absolute; it is just your interpretation. Whatever happens to us is neutral; nothing is for or against us in life, and things are only good or bad because we put our interpretation on them. Accept that the things that happen in your daily life, both good and bad, are opportunities to learn and grow.
If you worry about the terrible things that happen in the world – war, oppression, famine, manipulation, corruption, the evil that people do to others – think of this: the planet we live on is incredibly beautiful and has many wonders, but the light and beauty in our world also co-exist with dark forces.
If you believe in reincarnation, you and I chose to come on to this planet at a time of tremendous change so that we could experience the whole gamut of earthly existence – the good, the bad and everything in between. The world is as it should be and we are here to experience many of its extremes. Through our freewill we can make the world a better place if we choose to do good things and be of service to mankind. When we do this, it in turn helps our own evolution, as this is our reason for being here – to learn and evolve. There is nothing wrong with this world; it is perfect as it is. It is our school and eventual graduation.
I’ve heard many spiritual teachers say that the human experience is an incredibly heroic journey. In choosing as we did to incarnate into the earth plane at this time, our soul has embarked on a hazardous journey, but one with the potential for tremendous growth. With our freewill and willingness to learn, we can evolve spiritually and become more complete beings with the knowledge we acquire from our earthly experience.
Having a higher meaning in your life and viewing daily dramas from a bigger perspective will help bring you inner peace. It will empower you and help you to move forward with greater understanding. Make time to view the big picture.