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.