Everything in life seems to have a purpose – it is supported by and supports other forms of life. We see how most plants provide food for bees, ants and other creatures and at the same time it is those creatures who form an essential part of the plant’s breeding cycle. There are many other creatures who are vital to the breaking down or decomposing of dead trees, plants and animals so everything returns to the soil as rich nutrition for the next generations of creatures to grow out of.
As little kids we came into our bodies and spent the first few years exploring and testing out everything around us – we were born adventurers, full of curiosity and making discoveries. We had endless questions because we were trying to make sense of it all.
BUT how many of us grew up and retained that sense of awe in regard to ourselves, life and who we are? For instance, the absolute miracle of our physical bodies, the replacing billions of our trillions of cells each day and how each cell is meticulously served via our blood stream so as to receive all the oxygen and nutrition it individually needs and then to take the waste away.
Again how remarkable it is that our body completely changes every 7 years and in that time all those cells have quietly done their individual jobs – all different – but all essential. Have you ever considered that you might simply be a cell amongst billions of others with your own individual purpose?
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges for the majority of us human beings is to step aside from comparing ourselves with others, with their intelligence, with their physical bodies, with their financial assets, with their jobs, with their relationships, with their lives. Sometimes I wonder if these unfair and useless comparisons blind us to seeing who we are Comparisons are such a time-consuming pursuit because all of us have totally different missions and unique ways to contribute.
Perhaps our purpose lies in how we respond in each moment.