I’ll start by stating the purpose of this post so it doesn’t seem so strange and out of the blue. Lately in life I’ve really been noticing how ungrateful and unappreciative many people are about life. People go about their lives in a constant cluttered state of mind. Most people spend so much time complaining about and condemning the actions of others that they forget to take a look deeper into themselves. Life is beautiful and in order to live a fulfilling lifestyle we need to, every once in a while, take a moment to reflect upon the beauty from which we were created and be thankful that we even exist. Thankful that we get to experience the wonders of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. So with that intro I present to you my own take on, “The Miracle of Existence.”
Existence is a strange thing when you really contemplate it. One day we are born into this world with a complete vessel (the human body) that is ready to grow and expand in an infinite number of ways. We have no idea how we arrived in this vessel, where we came from, or where we’ll go after we leave this world. These are a few simple questions that are astonishing in a number of ways yet many of us forget that these questions exist. We get attached to this life and to our bodies in a way that separates us from the rest of the world. This separation is called the ego. The ego is basically a reflection of “the self.” It is what identifies us with the body that we are using to interact with the world and it is what separates us from the source in which we came from.
Before you can begin to change your life and take complete control of your destiny you have to start simply by being thankful. I’m not just talking about being thankful for things like the food on your table or the room over your head, although these things should be included as well. What you should be thankful for is the miracle of existence and everything within it. Many of us go through our daily lives forgetting that our arrival on this earth was nothing short of phenomenal. When you were just a baby you stared in complete awe whenever you gazed upon a simple every day object. This object could have been anything, even something as simple as a plastic cup. You had no previous judgments towards anything or a preconceived notion of “the self” or “the ego.” You gazed upon the physical world with a fresh set of senses and felt a calming serenity as you experienced the physical sensations of the universe for the first time. Deep down in your soul you knew your purpose (that knowledge is still in you). That purpose is to continue to grow, to learn, to expand, and above all to create. You held no resentments towards anybody or anything. You were one with all that is, and you were ecstatic to be alive and to observe the universe and everything in the physical world with a set of human eyes.
When you were first conceived there was a miraculous event that was taking place. Cells were dividing and multiplying in a perfect harmonious fashion according to a code of instruction. They were building bones, organs, bloodstreams, tissue, an entire nervous system, and the most powerful tool in the universe, which is your brain. Now, did you have any participating role in this miraculous creation? You actually did have a crucial part in this creation but it wasn’t the you that you have identified yourself with, that is, your conscious ego. There was an organizational intelligence guiding every step towards creating your body. This organizational intelligence is the same intelligence that continues to govern and maintain our bodies to this day without our knowledge. It is ALWAYS watching over us and that is an undeniable fact. If you are skeptical about an organizational intelligence then try one little test right now. Give yourself a minor cut and observe what happens after a few days. That part of your body completely restores itself to the way it was before you cut it. Of course this is common knowledge but how often do you stop and contemplate the miracle of a small thing like the healing of a cut. Do you consciously have any idea or any control over the process of healing? The answer is no. There is another power that is working and we don’t have to do a single thing to make it happen. All we have to do is let the process happen naturally. The same principle applies to the beating of our hearts, our breathing, sweating, and even the blinking of our eyes. If we had to consciously figure out when we needed more oxygen, how much blood to distribute to our organs, how to stabilize our core temperature, which nutrients to break down and where to send them, etc., then we would not be able to concentrate on the outside world whatsoever. We would be way too busy keeping ourselves alive on a moment-by-moment basis. Instead we have the help of our subconscious to guide us in this area. I will discuss more about the subconscious in depth on another day/ another post.
Any time that you feel any sort of stress or anxiety whether it is a simple case of road rage or a fight with a loved one, try to take a deep breath and go back to the way you felt the day you were born. This may be difficult at first since we have no conscious memories of that day, but all the memories and physical sensations are still located in our subconscious and are available for us to access. Life is nothing short of a miracle and everything in existence is cooperating in perfect harmony so that you can experience life. The planets rotate and revolve around the sun creating a gravitational pull so that you can have a stable foot on the ground you walk. The earth formed an atmosphere so that you can take a breath of fresh oxygen, which stabilizes the life in your body. That same oxygen bonds with hydrogen so that you can take a gulp of refreshing water to replenish the cells in your body. The cells in your body are cooperating perfectly like a finely tuned machine so that you can breathe, walk, talk, think, create, play, laugh, cry, love, and experience any other physical activity or mental emotion. There are literally billions of events taking place at a microscopic level every moment for the purpose of giving you life. All of these things are miraculous and you should be thankful for this every single day. It is your life and you are important. In fact from your perspective you are, in a sense, in the center of the universe and you should treat your life in that respect. Be thankful for these countless forces that are working tirelessly to give you life. Be in constant communication with this invisible force. It may help to give it a name. Some people call it nature, the all, the universe, and many others call it God. No matter what you choose to believe you must remember that your reality is essentially the only reality because you only have yourself to experience the universe. At a deeper level you really are the universe experiencing itself through the five senses.
So next time your “pissed” about something silly and trivial just remember all of the miraculous forces that are synchronistically at work so that you can have the emotional capability to experience anger in the first place. Be thankful for that, and you immediately take the power away from what is fueling the anger. Life is miraculous; don’t take it for granted.