The Monthly JOW – Jewel of Wisdom
By Sajjiah Parker
A Million Reasons Why …
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain
How profound are the words of Mark Twain if you take the time to consider their meaning.
Let’s dissect, and delve a little deeper, beginning with the first half of the quote: “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born…”. Stop right there … “THE DAY YOU WERE BORN!”
I pause here and place emphasis on this point because I think we all generally take the day we were born somewhat for granted. It is understandable, and I am guilty of it myself given that, after all, we are one of a billion others occupying the time/space continuum. Besides, other than when we learned about the “birds and bees” in middle school or high school, who has really given much thought to the meaning of our conception anyway??
Okay, well, pay attention… and if you don’t mind, let me be a little technical and just remind you of the biological facts involved here, making your conception not only monumental, but also a great statistical feat, to state it mildly!
So… the abbreviated story of this miracle of life is as such…
A woman is born with 1-2 million eggs. At the time of ovulation, one of these eggs travels through the Fallopian tubes to the uterus. During male/female intercourse, when the male organ finds its release, approximately 100 million to 300 million sperm cells are in a race to reach the egg. But wait, that’s not the most amazing part… the amazing part is that you are the result of the ONE that made it! Even if you are a twin, triplet, or quadruplet, you get my point! Can you truly appreciate the significance of this fact?
Okay… so when you’re ready, let’s give some attention to the second part of the quote. The other most important day in a person’s life is stated to be “the day you find out why” (you were born).
My first thought when I read this, is that many an unfortunate soul, whether young or old, either does not yet know the answer to that question, or is not living a fulfilling life of purpose and passion. For some it may be simply that they are distracted by the “rat race,” the stressors of the daily grind and the struggle to maintain the status quo of work, family, material possessions, etc. For others it may be the lack of belief and faith that what they desire to be, do, or have is possible for them. Or it could be the fear of the psychological effects of trying, and yet still meeting with failure nonetheless. This fear thus prevents them from ever initiating action in the direction of their dreams.
I feel that many of us, at some time in our lives, can relate to these thoughts and emotions, and may even be struggling in this regard as we speak: unhappy, unfulfilled, just existing, not yet even knowing our true purpose, or simply not living in accordance with our true purpose.
For this reason, please allow me to gift you with the following precious Jewels of Wisdom…
It is my belief, from observation, study, the application of acquired information and knowledge, and thus my life experiences as a whole, that there is a formula from which is derived the substance and sustenance of life:
Knowing thyself: what you want to do, be, and have.
Faith and belief that what you desire is possible because there is something bigger, greater, so extraordinary, transformative, and all-powerful at work on your behalf.
Vision: seeing vividly, in full color, and with such great detail, that you can feel what it is like to do, have, and to experience what you desire most. This energy will transcend and transform your life.
Action: acting on inspired thought, acting on faith. Acting in spite of not knowing what to do, or how to do it because there is no wrong way, there is no one way… all paths will lead you to your field of dreams if you trust and believe, and know that by divine law and providence IT IS SO.
May all your dreams come rushing to meet you! Peace & Love.