To me, Life is neither a linear affair with a beginning and an end, nor is it a circular experience with neither a beginning nor an end. To me, Life is a sea voyage towards an ever-expanding horizon. It’s about accepting the sun and the quiet without fretting about the stand-still, enjoying the hearty breeze without looking forward to a destination and confidently maneuvering the storms without worrying about sinking.
Imagine a comet hitting earth, leaving only a hundred people alive. Would it really matter how each of these individuals looked? They would go from being citizens of a nation, subscribers to a creed and carriers of an ethnicity to becoming our fellow human beings. Now, aren’t that what we are today as well?
Let us not wait for a threat to humanity to realize this shared bond. All that matters is the here and now. Let’s grab hold of the Present and shape it to become what it should and could be if we all realized our beautiful and unique individuality AND our common bond of humanity.
They say no man is an island, but I often think that we actually are all little independent islands; 6 billion islands connected together in a rich and diverse archipelago by little bridges constructed by our shared humanity evolved through hundreds of thousands of years of sharing the same habitat. Wouldn’t it be amazing to explore each and everyone of these islands!? Imagine the different flora and fauna! How extraordinary! 6 billion unique islands all within reach of each other through a bond of kinship! What could be more beautiful!
Your worthiness of love has nothing to do with how many people love you or how deeply loved you are. It exists entirely on its own, unneeding of anyone to acknowledge it, including yourself. It can not diminish nor increase because it is immeasurable in its immaterial infinity.