An ant is merely the size of an eyelash yet it exists within a colony of thousands of others like itself, a dandelion is delicate enough to go undetected beneath the sole of a shoe yet every part of it can be used to contribute to the wellbeing of others, whether it be through the consumption of it's leaves or the use of it's roots for medicinal purposes.
The universe is a deliberate planner-- it leaves no detail unattended to. Everything that exists in this universe has a purpose, regardless of whether or not this purpose is immediately visible to onlookers. Everything, including each one of us.
Even our missteps and perceived deficiencies play a role in contributing to a greater good. Not getting the job makes room to pursue the dream career that would have been ruled out had we landed the job that we thought we wanted. A painful breakup gives one the time to nurture their own interests and find a partner that is a better match.
Rejection often protects us from going down a path that is out of alignment with our highest selves and in doing so it provides us with the drive necessary to create a life on par with our values. To be rejected is not a signal of one's inadequacy. Rather it lets us know that we are headed in the wrong direction or perhaps we need to go back, take some inventory and knock on the door again when we are ready to enter the room we wish to lounge in.
To be here is to belong to something greater than any human can wrap their minds around. If we ever find ourselves feeling out of place, this doesn't mean that we don't belong. It is likely that we simply haven't found our tribe yet. Regardless of where we find ourselves, keep in mind that the universe is a thorough creator-- there is not one person or thing here that is a mistake.
Conscious Ink Staffer
Amanda Brown is a wellness blogger and a member of the Conscious Ink Team at our home office in Bend, OR. She is passionate about helping people find peace with where they are at while pursuing their best, most fulfilling lives. For more of her work, you can head over to her blog at www.liminalwellness.com.