In the grand scheme of things, what will matter in 20,000 years? All I know is that we must spend our energy wisely in order to get the most out of this experience we call Life. And in doing that simple thing, on a personal level, we can actually effect positive change on a universal scale.
Things go awry when we get outside ourselves. And we miss things. Important things.
I am the center of my own universe. Nothing is more powerful than I and God in my world. If I am not attending to my center, then I am not in balance. And if I am getting caught up in the drama of others and things outside, no matter how “justified” the cause may or may not seem, then I am not where I need to be. If I cannot act cleanly, then there is muck to clear away and work through.
I learned a long time ago – I can make a great difference in this world with just about everything and anything I put my hand to. Without doubt. But if that thing takes my peace and balance away, and I cannot keep upright, then it is not where I’m supposed to be, or what I’m supposed to do.