The world is huge! More or less, the size of earth is mind boggling to me. Comprehending the size, for me, is pretty ridiculous. I can put it in scales and references; but generally, I have no clue how large the world is. The implication of the size of the world becomes so much more impactful when I interpret my value as a fraction of the world’s total value.
Using this scale helps me center myself on what is actually important. I can easily get carried away from the tiniest details of what I am doing or what really matters. When I scale my bad situations in reference to the number of other people in the world, I become comforted. I start to see how important I should actually consider myself.
When I loose reference for my scale and importance, everything starts to revolve around me. I start to think everything either works for me or against me. When the truth is, the world turns and I am not all important at the center of it.
The world turns with or without me.
The world is made up of many parts working together for the good of others.
The world does not turn for the good of me.
I am not the entire enchilada.
I am an ingredient of the recipe.
I am a player on the field.
I am a portion of the whole.
My wants and needs are not more important or greater than my neighbors.
How are you doing at keeping your own importance in proportion to the rest of the world?
Calibrating the scale,