Many people were too young when they learned about their true origins. Far before you were the child of your parents or the citizen of your nation or even a being at all, you were–and you still are today–the universe. And you continue to be an aspect of the universe today. This is not theoretical. It could not be more profound. Your connection to others and the world is not theoretical. You are here, this is it and it is happening.
Can you see you use your power of thought to make you into someone confident and capable one day and someone insecure and weak another? You are the same aspects of the universe living out the thoughts of a different life. Every single moment you choose your life; you direct these atoms and they take the instructions from your being and they act, they are, they be, they live.
Do not sit idly in potential. Do not use your power of thought to create a weak and ineffective destiny. You are made of the very same stuff as the people you admire the most. You are made of the same thing as your dearest lover and your harshest enemy. There is no space between you and us and it. We are all together. There is no real separation. The suffering is just a dream. Life is for living.
You cannot fail. You cannot get lost. You cannot be alone. You do belong. Live.
May you discover many rewards and connections on this coming weekend.
Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organizations locally and around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.