Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Grandeur of You

Eternal Faces


In the broad sweep of history, ships had to be built, aeroplanes constructed, families migrate, people die, houses burn, earthquakes and storms sweep lands and sea, governors elected, presidents die, nations formed, slaves bought and sold, and many crops harvested; all to provide you with the particular world in which to play out your life. All of this had to happen in time and space for you to be here; and for you to get a glimpse of, and understand, the very powerful forces at work in your life. It is no accident that you are reading this. Life has been calling you to fulfill the noble patterns you set in motion eons ago for this time in the cycles of the universe. You are a master of astrology, mathematics, genetics, historical events and other esoteric knowledge you used to allow yourself to be here on the planet at this time.
The Bouquet You Deserve

That is a small measure of who you are. Ultimately you will discover that you are even more grand and elegant than even this short list of attributes ascribed to your soul and its thrust to manifest its beauty and the glory of love available on this planet we call earth.
I bet you were thinking that you are just a human being, with many frailties, who had no great role to play in the grand scheme of things. Ah, but you are not. You are a being so vital, that mountains had to be moved to provide you with just the right vehicle for what you are capable of expressing. No other human being on the face of this earth is able to express the grandeur of life the way you can. You are extremely unique. This is not a testament to your ego, as in no way does the forgoing imply specialness in the usual sense of that word. But it is, and remains, the truth about you.
There have been many movies and books which have taken up this theme about the value of one human being, and how the world would not be the same without that particular human being. They are only the tip of a very big iceberg. It is true of every human being on the face of this earth. Every one of us is so vital that without any single individual the whole thing as we know it would collapse and a whole new universe created to accommodate such an important absence. The Great Creator in infinite wisdom deemed it so, and for that we can all be very grateful.

Who we are is infinitely greater than the bodies we wear, the roles we play from birth to death, how other people in our life see us, or even how we see ourselves. We are so important, it cannot be said often enough that each and every one of us is inordinately valuable. This value does not rest on what we can contribute to society, as we have been taught, but is an indispensable part of the whole wide universe. When creation, as we know it, was contemplated; we were as much a part of that contemplation as say the legs are to a table to a carpenter. That ought to give us reason enough to be the best person we can possible be in all circumstances, and not “sweat the small stuff” as we are wont to do more often than not.