The Myth of Insignificance

Inspired by a webinar I listened to on the myth of insignificance which left me dissatisfied, I decided to explore this important topic myself.  And Rumi’s quote You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop gets to the essence of what this is about.

2021 is the year of the golden key and you will find yours when you stand in your #sovereignty. That becomes easier when you understand the impact you can have.  A good example of that is found within the play An Inspector Calls. I revisited it this week because my eldest is studying it for GCSE. The essence of the play reveals how a set of apparently isolated incidents by five individuals led a beautiful young girl of no significance because she had no social standing (the play is set in 1912 in England) to take her own life by drinking disinfectant.  It is tragic and it is a fascinating discourse on behaviour because the characters respond very differently to the situation.  The most significant line in the play is We are all one body and what Priestly depicts so well is the ripple effect of each action taken revealing the truth of Deepak Chopra’s words:

We are ripples of consciousness of the vast ocean of consciousness. If we get agitated and become part of the reactionary and vitriolic behaviour sometimes around us, we will only add to the disturbance. 

For me what it shows is that whilst on the surface your life may look ordinary even humdrum that in fact in each moment, the truth is something else – there are so many opportunities to be of service to others. And as we see in An Inspector Calls the choices made by the five main characters lead to a tragedy that could have been averted.  If you are feeling that your life lacks significance, ask to be shown all that you have done as George Bailey was shown by Clarence in It’s a wonderful life. If the idea of connecting to the Divine seems a bit out there then notice what happens when you do a random act of kindness. How does it make you feel? In this way, Rumi’s words may start to have meaning for you so that you can have a taste of your own significance.


Kate Griffiths
Kate Griffiths
Some call me the coaches' coach. I work with visionary leaders doing world work who are really good at what they do but haven't found their sweet spot yet. I help them unlock their whole selves by learning to build their intuitive muscle and so create more meaning. Ultimately this enables them to move into expanded awareness and the realms of higher consciousness. This is deep work because it requires you to embrace your shadow so you can discover the gold that is hiding there. You have both masculine and feminine energies within you but somewhere along the way you learnt to rely more on one more than the other making you either more of a "prover" or a "pleaser" Working with me you learn to access both energies so you can increase your presence and enjoy greater influence and visibility. Since 2008 I have pioneered an approach that integrates spirituality and business using Colour by blending the esoteric and the practical. I have found that it can transform every aspect of your life and enable you to develop the tools you need to ride the waves of adversity, you will experience in life. If you want to understand how colour can help then why not read my book Colourful Boardrooms. At the very least it will help you discover what type of leader you are. In 2018 I realised that I wanted to help change the story for the leaders of tomorrow so I set up Colourful Classrooms, a social enterprise, and have gone into schools and communities with programmes to support teachers, parents, and students to have better emotional health and wellbeing by building their awareness around what makes them feel more resilient. In terms of where I hang out:I tend to hang out on LinkedIn, so do connect with me there if you want to continue the conversation. And at the moment I am trialling a new social media platform MeWe which has the feel of the "village green" and to show my support for the stop hate campaign. If you like videos then do subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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  1. Bad times and existential crises are inevitable at certain stages of life.
    The meaning of life is historically a subject of endless reflections and debates. Many experts (writers, scientists, philosophers…) have tried to give an answer to this great question, although none of these answers have ever been adopted as universal.
    The meaning of life refers to the meaning that each of us gives to our experiences, goals and goals that he has in mind. It varies from person to person, because each individual needs to find their meaning in life by embarking on an inner journey.
    Behind a loss of the meaning of life there could be a low knowledge of oneself, of who we are and what we want. It is therefore likely that to find this meaning it is necessary to connect with ourselves, value ourselves and dedicate the time we need.