December 22 - Introduction To Significance
The Earth spins around her axis, entangled in her heavenly dance with the sun at the center of our solar system. Our sun, of course, plows its way through the empty space scattered throughout our galaxy, orbiting the tremendous point of darkness at the center of it. Our galaxy moves in a way far less predictable, the grand motion of the cosmic structure hard for us to fully grasp.
These intricate pieces of machinery move, without regard to human life or desire. They are on a scale so incomprehensibly vast compared to our own that it is useless to compare them.
You, of all people in the world, have somehow managed to become cosmically significant. Yes, I do mean you. You may not know it yet, truly significant people rarely do, but you matter. Your friends, your family: they’re simply another gear in the grand cogworks of the heavens above. But you are something truly, cosmically, universally special. It’s an idea that will take some time to settle into your mind, I’m well aware of that, but it will settle in sooner or later.
So now, we’ve established your importance within the universe (and hopefully something of a repertoire, though that’s far harder to judge). The next part is far harder. It’s a touch more complicated than simply switching your perspective on a fundamental fact of the universe, I’m afraid. You have to use your significance, and do something good with it.