We tend to believe we are the center of the universe. We like to think we are advanced beings capable of so many things.
But we are simply a whole bunch of self proclaimed “intelligent” creatures living in a huge piece of circular rock, spinning and revolving around one humongous burning star among billions of stars in a seemingly limitless black space.
In spite of this humbling fact about our existence, we limit our growth by fighting each other over land, religion, and money. We learn to hate each other faster than we are willing to accept and love one another.
Even after realizing the insignificance of our presence in the vast universe, we keep fixated on how to win the competition through consumerism and mass manipulation. We prefer to compete rather than cooperate.
In spite of realizing that we definitely not know everything there is to know about our human lives and the reason for the universe’s existence, we still live our lives as if we have everything figured out. We tend to pretend to know instead of living and accepting uncertainty.
We live in our own bubble of grandiosity and self-adoration. But we are truly unsecured and we constantly feed our egos to the point of living a fantasy through religion, fame, professionalism, fashion, patriotism, and pride.
This is our delusion.
This is what keeps us in a superficial sense of security and invisibility.
Will we ever fully wake up to the reality of our limitations? Will we accept the fact that we are all the same? Will we accept and embrace our mortality?