I think we're all incredibly brave. We choose to come here to this tiny blue planet on the edge of the Milky Way and live lives of extremes of joy and pain, of beauty and horror, of love and wonder. We get up every day and go at it again, never knowing what the day holds, just trusting, putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward in spite of everything.
We're creator gods, even though most of us have lost our way and forgotten who we really are. We get caught up in the small things that tend to make up a life, and forget that we're so much more. I amaze myself at how focused I can become on the small things that are so insignificant in the scope of Life; not just the lives we've chosen to come here to live, but in the bigger arena of all Life. And yet, it is often the small things that are so precious...the touch of a hand, the kindness of a stranger, the laughter of a child, the look of love from the eyes of one who shines their light upon us.
Even though I've squandered many of them, I do realize that each day is a gift. These bodies are gifts, and the full experience of being human is a gift, even in the times when it seems to break us, even when we're confused and don't know how we can go on, even when we think we can't bear what we've been given to bear. And yet, bear it we do. Humans are ultimately such a resilient bunch.
I think some of us choose lives of ease and rest, and some of us choose lives of great difficulty. And, it's not easy to understand the differences and the choices in our lives, and how things play out for each of us. But, we've been given free reign of the full gamut of human experience, and what makes sense for any one of us does not necessarily make sense for anyone else. We didn't come here to be the same, or to fit in, or to please anyone other than ourselves. We came here to experience Life through the limitations and filters that this planet affords. There are certain parameters to this hologram, this matrix, and we've chosen them for what they're able to teach us.
As creator gods, we're always responsible for our creations, we're never victims, things don't happen to us, they happen because of us. This is a hard one for most of us. Taking full responsibility and never blaming anyone or anything else for our experience is both a burden and a blessing. But, it is also the ultimate freedom and the ultimate power.