The Paradox Of Our Bigness And Smallness

I have been playing with the concept that I matter and yet I don’t matter. That absolutely every single human being, no exception, matters and yet doesn’t matter. What I mean by that is seen from the perspective of the cosmos, we inhabit a single planet and are such a small part of the universe. And yet each one of us and our very existence has meaning and collective contribution to our experience on our planet.

Though it seems important to me to find personal meaning in my life, my meaning of life is only important to me. However my path for finding meaning, and every person’s path, contributes something even if it is just a spec in the universe. I love the paradox that opposites can hold true at the same time. We are both very big and very small.

So what do you do with that knowledge? You can get hamstrung and give up trying to do anything. Or you can decide to embrace the understanding that you are a small yet important cog in the wheel of humanity and try to be your best you. What makes the best you is individual but also communal. Because what you do, no matter how much you are separate from others does impact everyone.

Collectively we have the opportunity to evolve our way of being. We can choose to wake up to how we oppress others and learn and practice how to have open hearts for everyone. We can choose to be have respect and regard for everyone, no exceptions. Race, color, shape, size, species, gender, neurodiversity, disability, education, marital status, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, national origin, region, health, age, culture, family structure and more. We all must be liberated to experience true bigness and it begins with the small decisions we make in each moment. I wish for you to find inner freedom and share that with everyone and everything.

xoxo Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, artist, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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