Originally posted by TheMatrixusesYou
I'm more inclined to believe that we are a piece of God. I say a piece because that's how you can explain a change in the population of individual
biological life forms. It's just your ego that thinks it exists separately from others.
Humanity thinks it has more of a right to exist then any other animal, when in fact that is not the case. We aren't human because we've done
something good to deserve it. There's no we outside of the ego and the ego is not us. If you look around, the ego is the same in everyone and that is
why we are not special.
If you want to take on an identity, just my opinion, then just realize that we are the same entity that exists in all life forms that come about as
the result of oxygen interacting with other materials and even beyond that.
Bingo! No truer words will you find on ats.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence
. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the
dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always
there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it's a real possession in the changing fortunes
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive
for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the
face of all aridity and disenchantement, it is as perrenial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But
do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be
here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace
in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
"Child of the Universe" is from Desidirata