Christmas is just around the corner and so is the new year. Every new year there are some depressing thoughs that start to haunt all of us. What did i do this year? how many of that brought me closer to my goals? Holy moly what are my goals?and the haunting goes on…Its natural and normal. when something ends, we do tend to look back and try to figure out what went wrong, and where we stood right.
Just while reading the book, The Zahir by Paulo Coelho I came across this line which changed my perspective towards things
As Einstein said, God does not play dice with the Universe; everything is interconnected and has a meaning.
All the puzzles, all the pieces, all the unwritten words, all the unanswered questions, they all will come to realization one day. If you look at the broader picture, for which you need to be alone and still, still as in physically and mentally, you will realize you are a small dot on the big blue globe hanging in air among several bigger things called stars clustered into groups and galaxies. Yes, that’s how small you are. Did God leave you alone among all this? NO. He did not. All you have to do is, look at the bigger picture and when you look at the bigger picture you will realize that all these small trivial matters like what went wrong, what can I do to make it right, when will I land a better job, when will I find my soul mate, they seem very little of worries. Actually everything seems little when you look at how big a place it is where you are just a dot.
I never understood how atheism works. When i’m sad and down I know I have a hope, with God, from God, by God. I will never understand how people survive this maddening haunting of unanswerable questions all the time without this hope, without someone to guide you home.
Its that time. The questions, the thoughts, the changes you would want to make in your life, its that time again. Leave it up to God. know your place in the world… calm down, you are just a dot.