Give divine gratitude for having been awarded a body. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Do you realize how rare it is to have a human body? It’s the greatest prize of all.
You could have been a mosquito or a shrimp. Instead you get to experience the world with knowledge and evaluation of that knowledge.
You have a human body on a tiny planet in this endless universe.
Wow. That stops every silliness right there.
From that perspective take a look at yourself and your so called struggles. Take a look at the world and its so called struggles. Doesn’t it seem insane that we should be wasting this precious gift with condemnation, hatred, entitlement, fear? That we should be wasting it on fights about who is right, more right, less right, most wrong?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to celebrate every single day? To celebrate yourself and other beings in other bodies?
We get to be here! Lets’ not waste it. Not wasting it doesn’t mean you have to do a gazillion things to fix it all. Everything is not on your shoulders. The world will change when enough people in it has changed. How can any one person make that come about?
Ignorance isn’t necessarily dispelled by facts, as you know. Facts are easy to dispute, especially when they don’t match our beliefs. (Everybody does this, not just “others”). Change comes from within. Change comes when we remember that we are human and divine in equal parts, when we remember that life is an enormous gift. When you know this you don’t have to rely on beliefs or opinions for anything.
The greatest contribution you can give to the world is to make that shift in you. Outer change will follow.
Not wasting your life simply means to know, and always remember, how amazing it is to have been given life in the form of a human body.
The secret to happiness is to always, always remember this.