You might know your life’s purpose. Or you might not. Either way — you belong here.
I know a lot of people who struggle with questions big and small. They search for meaning, try to understand why they exist, the impact they have on the world, and more. Questing to understand life is good — it helps us to grow and learn. But whatever you find along the way, you belong here.
I get how that seems like a lie. A large portion of my life has been spent not belonging, not fitting in, feeling like and being an outsider. Despite that experience — I have always known that I belong, here, alive and experiencing all that the world has to offer me.
It’s not always easy, and sometimes you wonder if your purpose here is to suffer. Or worse, to be a bad example for others so they don’t fuck it up in the same way. But no matter what you are going through, you ARE here — and you belong.
That’s a good thing — because YOU are a good thing. You may not believe it — it may seem like a lie — but it’s the truth. There is worth and value that you, and you alone, bring to the world and the places literal and figurative that you occupy.
How do I know this to be true?
We are all one
Every single individual human being on this planet is made of the same Universal source energy. Deep beneath your core, unseen, is pure energy.
That energy is similar in everything in the Universe. From the smallest subatomic particle to the largest galaxy — the root is energy.
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It simply changes form and transmutes. We see this when ice melts into water and water boils to vapor. All the same basic stuff in unique and different forms. You and I are similar — and the solid form we occupy will transmute back to what it was before taking this form. Not destroyed, just changed.
The energy we’re made of is conscious. Not in the same way that you and I perceive being conscious — it goes much deeper than that. But to have experiences, to learn, evolve, and generally grow, the Universal source energy takes various forms to contribute to that.
In these bodies, we cease to recognize our connectivity to the Universal source energy of all. That’s why we seek outside of ourselves to make new connections and find meaning. It’s human nature to be more familiar with what you can experience via your senses than what you know inside of yourself.
As we quest outside of ourselves, we become disillusioned with the pictures we see. Because of the many artificial stratifications in our societies, the collective consciousness is fear-based.
What’s more, the outside picture focuses more on the individual and their accomplishments and contributions — or apparent lack — and their impact on the world. Held to a standard that is constantly changing, built on lack and scarcity, and frequently incomprehensible — success becomes this poorly defined goal almost always out-of-reach for many.
Which, in turn, leads to a sense of not belonging.
Yet you belong here.
You bring value to the world
You belong here because you bring value to the world. Admittedly, you might not always see it, may question it, and even disbelieve it. But you bring value and worth to the world just by being.
How? Because you came into being to experience the world and all it has to offer. We are complicated machines capable of building our dreams into reality like no other animal on this planet.
And on the other side of that coin, we can wreak destruction on a terrifying scale.
Most of us fall in the middle of these extremes. For some, they build their lives just to survive and exist with the occasional win. You score a promotion at your job, solve the puzzle, get the date, light the grill, find Waldo, and so on.
Those seem insignificant, right? They’re not. They are part of your personal life experience and may or may not teach lessons to you and others.
For every Neil Gaiman, Tony Robbins, and Paulo Coelho, there are a couple of dozen writers like me largely unknown — but producing quality work. Does that lessen my value and worth? No. When I share these ideas for positivity and conscious reality creation — or fantastical sci-fi and fantasy stories — I do so as part of my means to add value to this world.
But my path is not your path.
Maybe you have a dull job, no long-term goals you’re working on, or feel that you’ve not much to show for your life. But you have impacted others in ways you likely will never see — and gained knowledge to bring back to the Universal source energy when you return to it. That might not seem like much — but it is.
You belong here for the experience
Human beings have a unique ability to control our thoughts, feelings, actions, and intentions. We’re not merely here to survive and propagate the species — we’re here to experience physical reality.
Some people buy into the lack and scarcity messages of the fear-based society and see little good. They are constantly afraid of boogeymen that don’t exist. Many of our so-called leaders “in power” exploit those fears for their personal gain.
You and I have the choice to be manipulated as such — or take control and do the driving ourselves.
Your subconscious mind is still tapped into your origin at Universal source energy. But it’s subconscious — so unless you work on being consciously aware here and now of your life experience, it remains elusive.
Most people, rather than turn within to find meaning, look without instead. And while there are sources of meaning out there — all of them will redirect you inside. That requires applying mindfulness to connect to the subconscious and the empowerment therein.
One way to start this process is to recognize that you belong here. You’re not a burden, a mistake, or a problem. You are Universal source energy and of equal value to everyone else in this world. You may or may not know a greater purpose for the why and what of being here — but that’s part of the experience. Learning what that might be is one of the reasons why you belong here.
We’ve all had it rough for the last year or so. The pandemic, ludicrous world politics, opinion overwhelming science and reason, and uncertainty beyond anything we’ve ever seen before have dominated. That’s made everyone question life, the Universe, and everything in new, different, and sometimes scary ways.
That’s expanding the feeling of disconnection.
Nonetheless, you belong here.
Look inside yourself
Pause to look inside yourself, and you will see the truth. Be in the moment, here-and-now, and apply mindfulness.
Take it all in via your six senses. Then, recognize and experience your thoughts, feelings, actions, and intentions. Right here and now, be aware and turn that inwards to your conscious inner being. Let your mindset/headspace/psyche self be fully present and experiencing it all.
That opens you to reach into your subconscious mind. It is in your subconscious where your habits, beliefs, and values lie.
But more than that, it’s in your subconscious where the connection to Universal source energy can be accessed.
You have all the power to make your life experience incredible. Knowing that you belong here opens the way to see this and find and/or create positivity for you and the world. No matter your struggles and challenges in life — you are meant to be. Look inside and you will see you belong here to add value and impact the world in some way or other.
The choice for the nature of that impact is yours. But whatever you choose — you belong here.
Thank you for being.
Recognizing that you belong here isn’t hard
It begins with mindfulness of your thoughts, feelings, actions, and intentions.
Knowing that even with all the uncertainty, challenges, and difficulties you face — you belong here. You can alter both what that means to you and how it impacts the world around you. When you apply the knowledge that you belong here to your life experience, it opens doors to numerous options, choices, and decisions. That ultimately empowers you.
When you feel empowered, your mindfulness increases, you become more aware overall, and that gets reflected and spreads to more people. This creates a feedback loop of awareness and positivity. A feedback loop we can all take part in.
Then, we build more positive feelings and discover further reasons to feel positivity and gratitude. That can be the impetus to improve numerous aspects of our lives for the better, help overcome the overwhelming negativity of any current situation, and generate yet more positivity and gratitude.
You, me, and everyone are worthy and deserving of all the good we desire.
An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of pure positivity. That positivity can generate even greater positive energies — and that is always worthwhile.
Originally published at https://titaniumdon.com on May 3, 2021.