What do you contribute to the universe? What influence does all of humanity have on space beyond, the expanse that is constantly expanding - at a rate so great, we may never know it's limits?
If you're like me, then most of the things that we think about day to day, don't really matter. We can get caught up in routines, worrying about traffic and the rising costs of food. We get ticked off when our sports team doesn't win, or when the annoying person in the office gets a promotion that we wanted. We can be both overly self-critical and egotistic - at the same time.
The world is complicated, I'll give you that, but let me share a few words of wisdom from the Buddha himself... Do no harm
Which is a lot harder than you think, because the biggest amounts of damage that we're doing is the damage that we're doing by not paying attention! "Do no harm" doesn't mean refraining from punching someone in the face, it means not buying blue-jeans that were made in such a way that lakes and rivers near factories were poisoned by run-off dye; not buying regular eggs and instead supporting farmers that let their chickens go outside (certified free range); it means not beating yourself up if you made a mistake; it means opening up your eyes really, really wide and cultivating a sense of compassion for the world, its peoples, and yourself.
This is what really matters in life. Maybe you're a supportive co-worker, or you work with kids or the elderly, perhaps you're a really good friend or a great parent - what ever your path may be follow it with awareness and compassion for the betterment of mankind and the prosperity of our beautiful Mother Earth.
These are my thoughts for the day, feel free to share yours in the comments below. Namaste.