One of the biggest problems with our society’s attempts at evolving and finding true, measurable success and progress is that people are under the very mistaken impression that as humans we have some set of universal “rules” to live by.
This is simply not true, and the sooner that we – as a race – realize that fact, the sooner we’ll all be taking a giant leap up the evolutionary ladder.
No, I’m not talking about mutant powers (although I am officially an X-men geek), but rather the step up the evolutionary ladder that will allow us to start using our heads for something other than a place to keep dead brain cells during our college years.
Darren Hardy, President over at The Success Training Network, keeps a very informative and entertaining blog that I recommend you get on the distribution list for. One of his recent posts included a very cool and very appropriate clip from the movie ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’.
I’ll skip the movie synopsis since that is far from my specialty, but I will tell you that you should see the movie, and you should definitely see this clip from the movie, which is posted on Darren’s blog.
The clip is a powerful few minutes with Will Smith while he is helping a boy to understand the difference between who we perceive ourselves to be, and who we really are, which is the point that I am making.
All parts of the Universe are made of the same cosmic “stuff” as Wallace D. Wattles calls it in Science of Getting Rich, and that “stuff” is simply energy. All things – no matter how big or small – are made up of energy.
What is it that causes energy to be in any given form at any given moment? The answer, my 3-dimensional friends, is Intelligence.
There is an all-powerful, all-knowing Intelligence that each of us is a part of, as well as a result of. What you call that Intelligence is totally up to you. Depending on your religious or spiritual beliefs, you will have your own “name” for this Intelligence, but no matter who you are, you believe that something is responsible for all of this.
I’ve never met anyone who believed that this entire existence – whether you believe in the Big Bang or the Garden of Eden – simply “showed up” one day without someone or something pulling the strings.
The Intelligence that pulls those strings is you. And me. And that guy over there. And that cat on your desk. And that bird outside your window. And that spider skulking across the floor. And that cricket out in the bushes. And that… You get the picture by now, I’m sure.
Every form of life IS life because it wants to be life. It chooses to be life. Everything that happens to us – or doesn’t happen – is a choice that was made on some level, at some point in time, even if we can’t possibly make the mental leap to understand that connection right now.
Everything happens on purpose – both the good and the bad. There is a classic argument that no one would ever WANT something bad to happen to them, but there are just as many ways to explain that concept. I will not get into that right now, but I will defer you to Mike Dooley’s excellent answer to those types of questions, which you can check out right here.
Some of you may have heard the phrase “With great power comes great responsibility”. As you begin to learn more and more about your hand in the creative process of your own existence, you will begin to understand that powerful concept more and more.
In order to claim “bragging rights” whenever you accomplish something wonderful, you must also be willing to brag about the fact that you did something that wasn’t so great. Why would you brag about that?
Because YOU caused it.
You prove with every single act of creation – no matter how big or how small, or how good or how bad – that you have the power of the Universe (or God, if you will) at your very fingertips.
To say that you did not cause a car accident, you must also say that you did not cause the love that you feel for others. To say that you did not mean to stub your toe is to also say that you did not mean to sooth a crying baby and teach it security and safety. To say that you did not put yourself into your present financial dire straits is to also say that you can never be wealthy.
Do you see the point here? YOU are in charge of all of this. Via your thoughts and your actions – but most importantly via your feelings – you are forming the very world around you because you are physically, mentally, and emotionally part of that world.
Every breath you take, every movement you make, every thought you have, and every emotion you feel are all forming your very existence here on the physical plane. Everything you do – or don’t do – makes a difference to someone, somewhere, at sometime – especially to you.
THAT is your Role.
Whew! Kinda scary, isn’t it?? Don’t worry, because here is the best part:
You are here to embrace and understand your power in order to experience this existence. You are not required to stretch forth your hand and part any large bodies of water. People are not waiting for you to cure their diseases. Your job is not to put a protective shield around the earth and hide it from harm.
Your job – which you CHOSE to come here and do is…
drum roll please…
To Experience Life!
That’s it. That’s all. To quote Neale Donald Walsch from his part in The Secret:
“So your purpose is what you say it is. Your mission is the mission you give yourself. Your life will be what you create it as, and no one will stand in judgment of it, now or ever”.
So whether you think big, think small, think good, or think evil, your Role is the Role that you have given to yourself. To once again refer back to Bagger Vance and the quote about our “authentic swing”:
“It’s somethin’ that can’t be taught to you or learned. It’s somethin’ that got to be remembered.”
Remember YOUR Role, and enjoy your life.
Peace, and happy musings.