Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You DID NOT create anything on your own!

Everything that exists in this world is a co–creation. There is no "me" or "mine." Nothing you create is "yours" and yours alone. In the bigger picture of life, it has never been — neither will it ever be — that "this is mine" – "I did this myself" – "this is my idea."

Each and every single idea you have is in one way or another inspired or triggered by someone else's thoughts, words, or actions. So yes, while words like "I" "me" "mine" are merely linguistic convention used in order to express a story, the true essence of everything created comes from "we," not "me."

We are all co-creators inspired by one another's existence and creations. Let's not lose sight of our humility through the language we speak. Look beyond linguistic convention once in a while and give credit where credit is due. Silently (or out loud) give thanks to others for whatever you've created in your life — in your work, your relationships, your community, or whatever successes.

When people say "Thank you for everything you've done for me," my natural respond is "I couldn't have done it alone. Thank you for your help."

— If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you," that would be enough.

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