We haven’t heard from the good Doctor in a while, so here’s a shameless quote from him to make you think a little.
It’s very easy for us to think ‘who am I?’ in the face of this incredible perspective. We are tiny tiny specks in an infinite Universe. just one person amongst seven billion souls, just one planet orbiting an insignificant sun in an obscure corner of a galaxy of some 100 billion other stars, nestled amongst an infinite number of other galaxies in an infinitely huge space.
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.” – “The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
And yet, each one of us is hugely, significantly important. Each one of us is the pivot point on which the Universe turns. Nothing we do is insignificant. Nothing we do is unimportant. Everything matters.
And we are loved, each one of us. Hugely, massively loved. In the Jewish Talmud it is said that there is an angel watching over every blade of grass, whispering ‘grow, grow’. The Universe is set up to be a creative force, supporting us and helping us. We have a reason for being here, each one of us – to learn and grow, to love and care, to express the whole incredible gorgeousness of who we are. and we are born into an environment that supports that, that encourages that, that is designed to allow you to unlock your gift, your dreams, your desires.
A while ago a wise old friend reminded me of one of the conversations he had had with one of his mentors, who suggested “Perhaps it’s time to decide to stop talking about “little old you”. Perhaps it’s time to drop your humility. Perhaps it’s time to stop worrying about your weaknesses and insecurities, and take a step into the incredible, glorious, gifted, powerful truth of who you really are. Because you are incredible.”
Can you hear the echo?