Daily Om ~ A Matter of Significance

Change your thinking to knowing that your life matters and that you are important.

It can be easy sometimes to buy into the illusion of our own insignificance. We may see large corporations or institutions, celebrities or successful people in our community, and compare ourselves to them, thinking that their fame or material power affirm how little our own lives amount to. But nothing could be further from the truth. Every single one of us matters—tremendously. Our very existence affects countless people in countless ways. And because we are each essentially a microcosm of the larger universe, our internal experiences affect the whole of life more than we could ever imagine. The world simply could not exist as it does now if you, or any one of us, were not in it.

Perhaps you are aware that on some level you believe your life does not matter. If this thought resonates within you, maybe it is time to explore why you feel this way. You may have formed self-rejecting or belittling beliefs as a child to keep yourself safe or to help you make sense of confusing situations. You may have felt unseen or unheard and decided that there was something wrong with you, rather than with the attention span of the people around you. Spend some time looking into where these feelings of insignificance first took root, and see what changes you might be able to make in your life and in your heart.

This one belief in your own unimportance could be limiting you and impacting your life in enormous ways. When you shift your perceptions around your own ability to affect your life and impact the world, you may discover wonderful parts of yourself that you had long ago forgotten. There may even be exciting new parts that you never even knew existed. When you gain awareness of how much your life really does matter, new sources of energy can emerge and your sense of connection with the world is renewed.


2 thoughts on “Daily Om ~ A Matter of Significance

  1. I’m constantly comparing myself to others and feel horrible in the process. I grew up with two older brothers who had the constant attention of my parents and so that is when I first started to feel “insignificant” and my envy as I’ve blogged about stems from this. I wish I could let go of this fear and learn to embrace my uniqueness more and help to heal my childhood wounds.

    • Dear One, comparing oneself to others is not easy to overcome especially if it stems from the root cause you describe. But it CAN be done, it takes time and hard work yes, but believe me it can be done! Each of us is a wonderfully unique person, but we have good points and bad points just as any human being does. However, we all have talents and gifts that can help us and that we can share to help others too. Envy is just a human emotion just like anger or sadness or happiness, it is not ‘evil’. You understand where you envy comes from – from the fact that your brothers got something you didn’t (but you should have got in equal measure). You can give yourself this attention now – by looking after yourself, by nurturing yourself, discovering your hidden talents and gifts and developing them…YOU are a wonderful person and you CAN heal!

      Deep~Glade xxx

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