Do you ever wake up, look around and feel certain that something is missing or just isn’t right? I think that’s because we are made of two essences: the physical one that too quickly returns to dust, and the one made of Spirit, thus the eternal lives of our souls. Think of it: Life in the physical world constantly calling us to busyness, even if that wasn’t our goal, and the tiny little voice or firefly-sized light always beckoning, yet mostly going unheard or unseen.
I’ve wondered, “Is this a joke? Could it be any harder to sit still, to quiet my mind? You want me to follow that little tiny light that I can’t even see most of the time?” Yet, if we want something real, something of true value to our hearts and souls, we must first decide, “All right, I’ll listen for the tiny voice, and I’ll search for the small light—and I won’t quit.”
It’s weird when you consider that what we think about most is the cause of what we get or have in life. And not only did we choose our parents before conception, we chose the parents who will most stimulate us to look beyond the surface of life, to see beyond life’s problems and competitions, successes and failures, to simply try to make some sense of it all. I don’t know if my question: ‘Why do we come to a physical world to grow closer to Spirit?,’ will ever be answered, but I am certain now that this is why we are here.
Whatever it takes, whoever we are, whatever we’ve done or not done, we’re meant to love and be loved, to care and to share, to grow closer together, not farther apart. To better the quality of our lives, we must change what we think about. When we release our opinions, we see how much we have in common with all human beings–with each other–and just how far a little bit of compassion will go.