You are a star. Now what do I mean by that? I don’t mean an actual star, a singer or an actor. Even though they’re stars too. Just like you.
What I mean is, that we’re all stars inside. Stars that cannot be seen with the eye, but rather felt by other stars. Some people may refer to it as the soul.
The star inside all of us, is what we really are. It’s who we are. It’s everything we are. Everything else we feel, see, think and do, just surrounds it. Without the star inside, your body would just be an empty shell, walking around like a zombie. Reacting to whatever thought that would pop up your head, not being able to analyse and sort through it.
The star is what makes us aware that we have emotions, thoughts and feelings. That we can feel pain or pleasure. It’s what makes us aware that we exist, that we are here and alive.
There’s a quote that goes something like this: “If you’re the one thinking, then who’s the one aware that you’re thinking?”
Well. That’s the star. It’s the real you.
We all arrive in the human body exactly the same. As stars. Same size, same light, same glow. But from the very moment our human experience begins, there’re different things that has influence on us. We don’t know that we’re stars and neither does the other stars around us. That’s when we identify with being human.
Before we came here, there were so many rules, expectations and meanings as to what it means to be human. And instead of just being the star with no problems or any other concerns than just BEING, we become something entirely else. All of a sudden we worry if we’re good enough, if we’re doing things right and if we look the right way. There’re all of these concerns and they are casting a dark shadow on our light. The more we identify with material things, looks, other people, thoughts, emotions, feelings, ideas and illusions, the smaller our star will become. The harder it’ll be for our light to shine through.
If we identify with all of these things it’ll take away our shine. It’ll surround who we really are, and in the end it’ll suffocate us, and we may not realize it until we have spend a lifetime trying to keep up with it. Always wanting more and more, because we think that it’ll add to who we are. We may not realize that we’re stuck in this endless evil cycle before we’re laying on our deathbed and we leave our body to go back to wherever we came from.
It’s important to remember that stars don’t only exist in humans, but in all living beings. It’s when we identify ourselves with our body, our vehicle, that we treat animals and each other bad. We identify so much with our skin color, shapes, looks and intellect, that the light inside us gets suffocated. Sometimes almost to the point where it goes out… and that’s when we’re not able see the light in other beings. It’s the same light just experiencing life through a different body, but we feel superior to them, think less of them and in the end we see them only as objects. That’s when speciesism and racism comes into existence. That’s what creates war, pain, torture and death. That’s when human beings feel superior to other beings, adults feel superior to children, the rich feel superior to the poor, males feel superior to females, females feel superior to males and the list goes on.
BUT it’s possible to get our shine back and once again be who we truly are.
The key is to realize that YOU, the real YOU are none of those things. You are not your skin color, your looks, your body or your thoughts. You have to be able to take a step back and create some space between it all and realize that all of these labels that you and others put on you, has nothing to do with the real you. Who you truly are. Because you are a star.
Remember – Be your true self and live in the present. Let your light shine bright and don’t let anyone or anything suffocate it. Especially not “yourself”!
Now go shine!
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