My life is not about me. It is about life. Life is about life. When I think that life is about me (which is a very easy and normal thing to do) I am, in effect, saying that this great gift from God is just for me. It is truly not difficult to think of it this way. But thinking of it this way actually points us in the wrong direction. To celebrate the highs and pine over the lows of my own life seems petty when played against the highs and lows of life in general.
Life is the condition of all. It is the sea in which we all swim. It is that which we consciously recognize as “being.” We have nothing to offer life, but life has a lot to offer us. From the gift of life come many possibilities, much potential, and many opportunities. It offers this to everyone, not just me. Instead of looking at life as mine it seems it would be closer to the mark to view myself as belonging to life. I am plugged into life, not vice-versa; and as such what I say and do should affirm and uphold all life.
The flesh and the spirit have life in common. My body and my soul are tied together by God’s gift of life. God is the source and giver of life, therefore it belongs to Him. It is not mine. We are totally adrift when we look at another and say, “I wish I had his/her life.” We do! And they ours! Individual circumstances do vary but they are not life. We share life equally with all – in abundance. That is Your gift