Why is it all small stuff? (Part One)
It has been years since I read “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s ALL small stuff”. When an union rep was pulling his hair out because the negotiation was going badly I quoted the phrase: “Don’t sweat it. It’s only small stuff.” He retorted:”Yeah, it’s only people’s livelihood.” and insisted on being miserable.
Why is it all small stuff? Here are the facts:
— At 00:00:00 on the Universal Clock there was much noise and a big flash of light.
— Some 9 billion years later a medium sized star and nine planets formed a little family and bought a little real estate in the suburbs of a smallish galaxy.
— 300,000 years ago some creature on one of the nine planets started walking on two legs. Since this is a first in the family they all felt pretty good about it. They would have tweeted if it were available.
— Today those same creatures are still on that planet trying to figure out what to do next. They are trying very hard not to disappoint those who put them there.
Nothing can change those facts which I stated above. This is why our daily concerns WERE, ARE and WILL always be very very very small stuff. By almost all measures we are quite insignificant creatures living on a “mostly harmless” planet. (can you tell that I love Douglas Adams?).
When we were born we can be represented by a dot. When we die we become a slightly different (and drier) dot, maybe occupying a slightly different space. If we draw the two dots on a piece of paper and connect them we get a straight line. That line is called our life.
At the time we are born we don’t know where to put that second dot, but we can predict how long that straight line might be. Call it 90 years (if you don’t smoke). So we can draw a circle around our birth dot measuring 90 year at the radius. This circle is called our potential.
Since we live in a higher dimension let’s revolve that circle around a dissecting axis (don’t try this at home) so now we have the surface of a sphere. Essentially, we have a dot at the centre of a balloon. The dot’s mission is to arrive at the surface of the balloon. Its path is this dot’s life journey.
Whether the path is a straight line or a tangled line. Whether the dot will arrive at the bright side or the dark side of the surface. These concerns are quite inconsequential to the Universe at large. However they are paramount to the dot. It determines the quality of life for the dot.
How the dot travels inside of the balloon is by experiencing forces pulling on it. These forces are orbiting the balloon like the planets orbiting the star. Love, Hatred, Compassion, Jealousy, Kindness, Bigotry, Honesty, Deceit, Generosity, Selfishness etc. all surround the balloon and the dot.
Your choice as a little dot, is to decide which forces you are going to let into your balloon. Those choices decide your life’s path and subsequently the quality of your experience.
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