What would we do without each other, our fellow humans, I mean? We complain about our significant others, our children’s behavior, our co-workers, other commuters—but can you imagine being alone on the planet, waking up every morning, wandering around, looking for just one other person? Life simply wouldn’t be life without other people because our reason for existence is all about the sharing of love.
It’s easy enough to lose sight of this in the whirlwind of existence. In fact, there are so many of us that we may sometimes feel lost in the crowd—but this feeling is meant as a growth opportunity. Inside, we’re all the same, all six+ billion of us, with similar hopes and dreams. We all need to feel loved, to come home every day to someone who cares whether or not we’re there. What is required to be blessed in this way? There’s an old saying that goes: To have a friend, be a friend.
We also need to follow the hopes and dreams of our hearts. As hard as this may be to hear, especially in difficult times, the way is always made for each of us to grow into who we are meant to be—but we must open our minds and hearts. We must have hope and faith, for these emotions unlock the doors to the pathways of our dreams. Why should the dreams of your heart not come true? Why shouldn’t mine? I’ve often marveled at the determination of disabled people who follow their dreams, anyway. No matter how hard your life is, there are others whose lives are much harder and many of them charge forward anyhow. Our belief systems create our lives. How else could it be? My belief systems create your life? Nope, you create yours; I create mine.
We humans also need to create and to be productive–or we turn against ourselves and then others. Inside each of us is a storehouse of creativity, something that comes naturally, some part of us meant to be given to the world. We are human generators waiting for the switch to be flipped, but nobody can flip your switch but you, and I must flip mine. In good economic times, we find work and repeat the days over and over: sleep, get up, eat, go to work, eat lunch, work some more, come home, be with family maybe, eat dinner, watch TV, go to bed. In bad economic times, we are restless, scared even, and begin to question what the heck is going on. That’s not such a bad thing because we don’t ask deep questions when we’re cruising; we only ask when life isn’t a bowl of cherries.
So, can you open your mind and find who you are meant to be? Yes, you can. All you have to do is decide to do it. Don’t stand there looking at the door. The door is waiting for you to turn the knob, for it is meant to be opened and passed through. Turn the knob and pull.