How on earth did you reach the conclusion that you don’t matter?
That no one cares?
Perhaps you feel like an infinitesimally small drop of matter in a vast, swirling sea of humanity. Especially when you look at all the others, living busy lives. All of the noise. The drowning colour and light. The sparkle of social media lives. Popular. Effervescent. Perfect. Do you feel outside it all? A nobody?
Nothing could be further from the truth.
You are the very centre from which all life extends. The axis of the world resides in your heart.
Take a moment to look around you. You see pure light and, through the kaleidoscope of your beautiful eyes, you transform it into matter. The entire world is reflected in your retina. As you observe the seemingly impersonal chaos around you, feel the gentle rhythm of your heart, echoing into eternity, the soft rise and fall of your breath, connected to the tides going in, going out.Everything is you. Stars in your eyes. Oceans in your blood.
Feel the perfection of your soul. Reach back into your past and pull out the roots of self-judgement and doubt. The echoes of lost voices. Why do you listen to them over that small voice inside? It’s time to let go of the lies about you. You are not small. You are magnificent. You are not unworthy. You are breathtakingly precious. You are not alone. We are right beside you. Here and now. Can you feel us? We are right beside you. Always have been. Always will be. Whether we show it or not, the whole planet adores you. We would be heavier without your light. We would be sadder, perhaps without even knowing why, without your presence.
Rest assured, without you, the world is nothing.
Without you, we might not even exist.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
– Carl Sagan.