“Please don’t kill that insect.”

 “Why not? It’s gross!”

 “He has a right to live too. He has a purpose.”

 “Oh really? What is its purpose?”

 “I’m not sure. But I do know that everyone does. Do you know yours?”



I have had that conversation a number of times. It’s a question I take quite seriously, giving it a lot of contemplation – what is the purpose of humans?

Some of us figure out our individual purpose, but do we really know what it is as a species? I bet that most people have never even given it a moment’s thought.

Some days when I feel very discouraged by the state of the world, I think we are a destructive negative force on the earth. A blight. A cancer even, when I feel the worst and hopeless for our future.

Then when I am feeling hopeful I change my mind. I see that we can bring joy, compassion, peace, beauty and harmony to our world.

And the energy that I bring to the world demonstrates it perfectly. When I’m in a negative space, I am acting from fear, anger, jealousy, frustration, sadness and pain. And when that’s my experience, I am acting as a blight, tainting the energy around me.

But when I’m acting from love, compassion, peace, joy and faith, I bring the blessing of that energy to my surroundings.

Our world is at a cusp, a precipice. We have a choice to make – are we going to be a blight or a blessing? Will we continue down the path of destruction and warring and despair? Or will we make a new choice, bringing light to the world through love and peace?

Each one of us affects the collective energy. It is not something happening “out there” to us.

So I invite you to give it some thought too – what energy will you choose to bring to the world?




Comments on: "Human purpose: blight or blessing?" (2)

  1. Patty said:

    I was recently told by a spiritual teacher that is our “job” to let our light shine – it the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and in turn the world. I recently shared a post that went something like this – when you think that you are only one person and that one person can not be effective in making a change that will affect the world, tell that to the mosquito who is buzzing around your head when you are trying to sleep. I love that analogy and it has really stuck with me. In support of Mari’s blog and all of humanity, decide to be the blessing you want to see in the world. Love you, sista! xoxo

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