Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Something Worth Sharing

According to an old Hindu legend...

..there was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.

Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. "Let's bury it deep in the earth," said the gods. But Brahma answered, "No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it."

Then the gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Brahma said, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it." Then the gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Brahma replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity."

Then the gods gave up and said, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach."

Brahma thought for a long time and then said, "Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there."

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring--searching for something already within themselves. -Author Unknown

I came across this story several years ago and it has remained a true favorite of mine. It's so simple, yet so true. We each have a piece of divinity within us, our spirit, but how often do we ignore it or not even realize that it is there? Instead to run around in circles, hoping that the world will help us feel of our divine worth, or waiting for others to tell us that we are worth loving. But I want to tell you something, you can run around all you want. You can spend your whole life trying to achieve, trying to be popular, trying to be successful, trying to be worthy of love and trying to be the best version of yourself. But that just sounds exhausting.

I have a suggestion: look inside yourself. Really look. You will find that you are divine. You already are, and always have been, a child of God. You are okay just the way you are. Listen to your spirit. You have all of the answers inside of you and you are worth loving just the way you are! Search your soul and you will be amazed by what you find. And when you find your divinity, take the time to see the divine in each person you meet. It will change your relationships, it will change your perspective and it will change your life.

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