Hold Steadfast

It has been said that there are more stars in the heavens than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. As I wandered the sands the other day, I imagined the ocean represented the inevitable passage of ever-flowing time. A single human life can seem insignificant in the grander scheme of the universe, but that is not so. Life is not simply a gelatinous blob floating on a vast endless sea. Even the jellyfish has a purpose.

I saw the reflections in this beached jellyfish and thought of its life-spark returning to the cosmic sea as it passed away. It once carried some portion of the infinite soul.

Down the beach this stranded jelly looked as if if it held the purplish outlines of a face. Seeing shapes in things is called pareidolia. I have the tendency to see things in the shapes of objects all the time. I think of this as a source of creativity. The universe is alive with layers upon layers of inspiration. We just need to take the time to find see what is there.

As we are bounced and jostled by the day-to-day complexities of society, hold steadfast to the immutable speck of kismet forged in the moment of your birth. Allow the storm winds to flow around your inner self safe in the knowledge that you are significant. You do matter in the grander scheme of things. Never relinquish your uniqueness. Cherish it.

Let worry walk on by. Smile with the knowledge you are a one-of-a-kind individual the likes of which will never come again. Hold dear your reflection in the mirror for your eyes glow with the universal fire.

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Read my books at: amazon.com/author/wheelerce Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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