“There are over 7 billion souls on this planet, all with a different way to live in the light.” — Deepak Chopra
When Deepak said this, during my meditation this morning, it reminded me of just how different we all are – that we, as individuals, are unique from one another in our hopes, ideals, customs, cultures, etc. It’s these differences that make each soul special in a unique way, and touch all of our lives, whether we know it or not.
I love traveling to different parts of the world, experiencing different cultures and customs. It’s an almost indescribable feeling to allow the entirety of your being to immerse itself into a different world, so far from your own. To be able to remain present and experience something perhaps slightly outside of your comfort zone, is exhilarating.
I’ll never forget my travels to India and what that did for my soul. I was 100% in a different part of the world that held extremely different ideals and customs that required a shift in my thinking, and in my presence. When you go to any part of the world that is unlike your own, if you’re able to remain open and present, your experience is even that much more amazing! I realized that over a billion people can exist in a country, in harmony, simply be remaining focused on themselves, while accepting that each soul they are surrounded by, is simply living their life as well!
When you think about this and apply it to your own life, you start to take stock of who you are and what you contribute to this world. Don’t think you’re contributing? You are! Here are some examples of how:
- The clothes you wear – you have an individual style that was an inspiration from someone, who was inspired by a different culture, location, era, etc. However, when you wear those clothes, you are exhibiting a unique style that’s exclusive to you!
- Any hobbies you have taken on – While many of us can have the same hobbies, we each bring a unique contribution to it! No two people will paint the exact same way, dance the same way, debate the same way, etc.
- The thoughts we contribute – No two people will apply the exact same meaning to a situation. Each of our contributing thoughts will be delivered in a different tone, in different words, with a different level of education.
- Life experiences – No two experiences in life are alike. It’s our experiences that contribute to the overall world we live in.
Understanding that you ARE contributing to the world we live in, regardless of how big or how small, shows that you are living in the light – your own light – that helps to make this world brighter!
As a feel good exercise, list out some of your unique contributions and read it back to yourself. Celebrate that you are a unique light in this world that is making a difference!