Posted by: jewelinthelotus | April 11, 2010

Fascinating to consider!

Both of these statements are true:

— You are the center of the universe.
— You’re not that important.

You’re not that important.

The world will go on if
: you don’t show up at work.
: you don’t post to your blog tomorrow.
: you cancel the meeting.
: you stay in bed all day.
: you don’t sign the contract.
: you don’t answer the phone.
: you don’t check your email.
: you leave town.
CEO, #1, Captain, President, The Leader.
Who cares. It’s just business, moving parts, day to day. You can be replaced.
Mother. Father. Teacher.
Aside from single parents caring for little ones, you’re just not the only influence in your children’s lives. They may not even want to stick around when they grow up. You may never be thanked. They will find their way with or without you.
Lover. Partner. So-called Significant Other.
Replaceable. And God knows, as a partner, you can certainly be improved upon.
You’re one in a about six and half billion. A speck. A blink in the eye of God. A nano micro weeny zip in the eons of time and vastness of space. No one’s happiness really depends on you – no one’s. People can take care of themselves like they always have. It’s most likely that one hundred years from now, nobody will so much as mention your name.
You’re just passing through, and times flies.
Life will go on with or without you.
How does it feel to consider that?

You are the center of the universe.

The Red Wheelbarrow

by William Carlos Williams
so much depends

a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
. . . . . . .
So much is because of you. The letters you’ve written and sent, the touches, the kisses, the parties. Every grain of advice, set of directions, every breakfast for guests. That quarter you tossed into a panhandlers hat could have facilitated the call that turned it all around. Little kindnesses, grand gestures. The doing of your being imprinting place and time. Inevitably.

Consider everything you’ve ever been thanked for.
Every photo you’ve been in.
Every corner you’ve turned.
Every time you’ve signed your name.

Consider that you radiate. At all times. Consider that what you’re feeling right now is rippling outward into a field of is-ness that anyone can dip their oar into. You are felt. You are heard. You are seen. If you were not here, the world would be different. Because of your presence, the universe is expanding.

How does that feel to consider?

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  1. This is great! to me it feels like such a relief to be replaceable. Phew! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I liked it for that reason. Especially related to work. The tone is often that things can’t go on, but they do and will. 😉

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