Have you ever sat down and thought about how improbable it is for you to be here? I’m not just writing about the experiences you have had or your mother and father getting together and 40 million sperm fighting it out for your existence. I am writing about the billions of actions and occurrences that had to happen for you to be at this moment in front of a computer reading this blog.
Get ready for a rampage of appreciation, abbreviated Discovery Channel science style!
At first there was nothing except for a mound of matter in the middle of nothing. It was there floating at an amazing pressure and heat. No one has a clue why this ball of matter that is no bigger than a pea suddenly exploded spewing matter into the universe. This matter collected together in huge mass of gas. One of the new mysterious forces that exists is called gravity. All the simple gases that formed in the explosion are coming together. Huge balls of gases start a reaction of fission and fusion and become stars. These stars fuse hydrogen into helium. Then they start fusing helium into denser elements and then those denser elements fuse into even denser elements. After thousands and thousands of years creating all of the elements we find in our periodic table, these stars explode sending pieces all throughout the universe. This happens over and over again for about 10 billion years before something miraculous happens at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy.
On the edge of this spiral galaxy that we have named the Milky Way, the remnants of these explosions start collecting to form what we have named the solar system. A huge amount of gas creates the guardian of Earth, Jupiter. I call Jupiter the guardian of earth because its massive gravity has, in theory, shielded Earth from many impacts. Jupiter may be a reason why Earth has so much water as the gravity of Jupiter may have caused some water worlds to collide with rocky worlds. It could be why we have the moon. At the perfect distance for our way of life, a planet forms. After billions of years with nothing on it, something amazing happens. Life forms and soon creates simple cells.
The cells figured out that if they worked together can live better and longer lives. These cells also discover that if they specialize they will be able to create complex creatures. Life on this planet has such a desire to live that it has survived at least five mass extinctions, from the entire earth being covered in ice to super volcanoes and meteor strikes.
As these cells create more and more complexity, they start creating wonderful things like vision, hearing, feeling, teeth, digestion, and the most amazing thing of all, thought. There are really too many amazing things that have been created to mention. I haven’t even touched on consciousness. I could fill this entire blog for the rest of my life writing about the wondrous things that have been created in this universe..
Think about it. All these events had to happen for you to sit here. Then there is the outstanding evolution of man. We were able to discover speech, language, writing, agriculture, philosophy, computers and all of the wonderful things that needed to happen for me to be able to sit at my computer, type away on Open Office, and write a blog for you to be able to read from the comfort of your own home.
Think about it. It took 14.5 billion years for the universe to create the right conditions for you to be here right now. The universe is so big that it is very hard to imagine the enormity of it. In this gigantic universe there is only one you. There is only one you who has the gifts that you have. There is only one you who lives this life and it took stars to explode for you to be here. You are stardust. There are atoms that are in your body that were in every person in history that you admire. That means there is a piece of Plato, Newton, Einstein, Lincoln, Billy Mays and Michael Jackson floating inside you as you breathe in and out.
What excuses do you have to not give your gift into this world? It took 14.5 billion years to create the correct conditions for you to live right now. It took a nearly infinite amount of actions and events for you to be sitting here right now. If any of those actions were different, if any of the laws of the universe change or if the earth was just a little farther away from the sun, you wouldn’t be here right now.
Ask yourself, are you taking advantage of this amazing gift? Are you living your life in a way that if it took 14. 5 billion years to make you, you would be proud of what you are doing right now? Do you feel the call to live your life to the fullest? Think of how much the universe had to do for you to be here right now. How many stars had to do explode for you to live?
Kermit the Frog even sung about giving your gift in the Rainbow Connection. Have you been half asleep, and have you heard voices? You have heard them call your name. The Universe sings the sweet sounds that called the young sailors. They are all one and the same. You have heard it too many times to ignore it. There is something that you are supposed to be.
This is your time. Right now! Thank the universe for creating the wonderful lives we live by giving your gift to the world. Live your purpose. Live with joy. Live with powerful intentions. This is your time to shine! Namaste, the Universe loves you.
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