We're all the same. I know that's a bold statement, and a bit hypocritical because I've also recently stated that we're all unique. But as unique as we are, we all come from the same Energy Source and we all want the same basic things.
What I've found on my journey so far is that regardless of who we are, or where we live, we all want the same three things, and here they are:
Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?
As humans we are a social species. We have to be because we need each other to survive and procreate. With this it's only natural to desire some form of appreciation from our fellow humans. So we want to be acknowledged and we want to contribute, but the last one is the biggie.
Do I matter? This one, is of course, a matter of our own perception, yet we know it intrinsically when we matter to others. The way they talk to us, look at us, and treat us gives us a big indication. Unfortunately in today's world 99% of us are glued to the screens on our phones and this communication of "you matter" gets extremely dulled. I heard an amazing stat yesterday, if you live in a major city and you take public transit and don't stare at your phone while underway you are 1% of the ridership. That means that 99% of all people on the buses, trains and subways are staring at their phones instead of communicating with their fellow humans. Incredible!
Of course you DO matter because you came here to continue in your Soul's evolution and although we can't see it, we are intricately woven into the tapestry of all the other lives here on Earth. However, that doesn't mean that sometimes we can't start to feel lost, as if we don't matter.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Gandhi said that, and I've found it works every time. Yes of course I've felt lost too, and when I do I know I need to immerse myself into the service to others. It doesn't matter how small, sometimes a smile is all it takes to remember who you truly are and why you're here.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and Abundance. Now, and always.
Bye for now!