“Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.”
Right now, as you read this article, you are being held up by an invisible, magic web.
Consider the following, with gratitude in your heart:
You are reading an article written for you by me, sent across the Internet thanks to the work of thousands and thousands of engineers and power workers and workers in computer factories, using a computer device produced by thousands of people around the world.
You are alive because you ate food and drink produced and delivered and served by thousands of people. You have shelter built by thousands of people (when you consider the manufacturing process), powered by a power system where thousands of people work every day, with water coming to you produced by thousands of people, cable (or Internet) entertainment streamed to you that was produced by millions of people. Your furniture, clothes, appliances, car, roads, work buildings, city were all built by millions of people.
When you were born, you were incapable of living without the support of your family, who fed, clothed, sheltered you, changed your diapers, kept you alive every single day. They were supported by many others, and then you were educated by many more. You were raised by a village, no matter what your childhood was like.
Your entire existence has been supported by millions of people, for your whole life, including right now.
And it’s not just your physical existence: your thoughts have been influenced by writers, pundits, TV shows, films, music, educators, friends and family, the work you do with others, politicians and government, philosophers and religious figures, the environment you live in. What you think and who you are is not something you just invented, it has been created by everyone and everything around you.
You have been co-created by every other human being alive, by the entire world. And your actions have co-created those around you as well.
You are held up by an invisible, magic web of human lives and thought, of food and shelter and electricity and devices, of human creation and nature and the cosmos around you.
We co-create each other, every moment. And we take it all for granted.
The only reasonable response to this realization is gratitude. Applause. Joy.
We are all connected, and our actions matter. How can you co-create the world around you today? What loving action can you take right now, to care for others around you, to make their lives better? What can you do to appreciate and show gratitude for those who have supported you?
Even when you are frustrated, hurt or angry, fill your heart with love for those who have created you, and fill their lives with your love so you can create something amazing for them.
Note– If you are wanting to embrace minimalism and need a practical guide on how to declutter you should read The Joy of less by Francine Jay. This detailed guide to decluttering is refreshingly practical, accessible, and free from idealistic philosophy.
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“Change The Code. Change Your Life.”