A singular entity (God’s Particle) seemingly wandering around in the nothingness and then, one moment, it blasted itself to create all of the universe today. Its singular wish was to be not alone anymore. The wish still exists, scientists call it CMBR.
Out of the infinite universe, our Earth looks much smaller than a grain of sand you seemingly ignore in the humdrum of life.
Our Earth created us with the same wish, to be not alone. It created us in its own image.
We are 70% water and so, is Earth.
Your eyes look exactly like the Earth and even, move like it around a singular axis. You look at Earth through the shape of Earth and take in its beauty with all its magnanimity.
Your lungs essentially look like copy-paste from roots of trees.
Your blood vessels look like the tributaries of rivers.
And obviously, you are copied from the apes and version 2.0 of them.
You have often heard this:
What’s inside is what matters
How does the Earth look like from inside?
What do our Minds look like from inside?
Honestly, it is the same.
Internally and externally, we have been created to exact the image of Earth.
What’s outside is your body, which everybody looks at. But, at the end of the day that is not what is all about you.
On the outside, Earth’s crust looks like blue sphere tinged by hues of brown and green. But, inside, it is home to the beautiful souls we all are.
Likewise, we all have our unique bodies with different coloured skin and hair. But, inside, we have our pristine, beautiful thoughts that create our beautiful reality.
Now, you have mantle, which is hot and a bit mobile like our minds which keep on having thoughts, always active, always radioactive hot but again, a bit mobile, one thought after another.
Next stop is the outer core, which is really hot and mostly liquid. This part corresponds to our conscious minds, which is driven by the heat of emotions and never stands at one place. Keeping your conscious mind at one place is like asking flowing water to sit still.
The last stop on this journey is the inner core. It is the hottest part of Earth, so hot but still solid. Our subconscious brain is the hottest part of our consciousness because once, you change it everything about you changes. But, like inner core, it is quite solid and you cannot change it easily.
Through us, the Earth lives.
You are born and you keep your two feet and stand straight up. The Earth is happy for you that day.
You grow somewhat and start building sandcastles on the beach. The Earth is happy for you that day.
You collect the plethora of pretty seashells from the seashore and come back chortling all along the way home. The Earth is happy for you that day.
You grow up and start going to school and learn about Earth itself. The Earth is happy that day.
You grow a bit more, fall in love and compare your love with every bounty that Earth has provided, from flowers to fireflies. The Earth is happy for you that day.
You go through the river of time and if, unfortunately, your heartbreaks. The Earth is sad for you that day and it cries, through the rain that tries to enliven the barren land of your soul.
You grow up and start pursuing your career, you choose a way to give back to the society and use the gifts of Earth to better everybody’s life. The Earth is happy for you.
You marry somebody and have a family. The Earth is happy to see its family grow.
Then, one day, your life ends. The Earth weeps and takes you back into itself giving way to other lives. The Earth has a bittersweet feeling that day because everybody’s life will be painted with colours of happiness and sadness.
Through us, Earth keeps on living. It tries to understand itself. It tries to admire its own beauty by the prose, poetry and music. It tries to see what’s inside it through science that tries to compile all that Earth contains.
Through us, a little part of Earth is every day, happy or sad, chortling or weeping, living or dying, but the perpetual cycle of life and death doesn’t stop. Just like the Earth which keeps on moving.
So, what is the life lesson that Earth gives us?
Externally, Earth is subservient to the Sun and superior to the Moon. You will also be in both these positions in life and accept it. You have the accept the external factors of your life.
But, you also have to remember that though, it rotates around the Sun but it also rotates on its own axis. Remember to accept the things around you but also, not lose your individuality. Accept yourself and your uniqueness.
If some external forces such as meteorite threatens the existence of Earth, its warriors i.e. us, help to alleviate the situation. The Earth accepts the situation and takes proper action through us. Likewise, you have to accept and mitigate the disasters driving towards you.
No matter what happens, from the biggest catastrophe to the smallest ripple on the surface of the water, the Earth never stops striding on its supposed orbit.
No matter what happens in our lives, we have to muster up the strength to face the day ahead.
Earth has both wild waterfalls and vehement volcanoes. You will have both good and bad moments in a day. Just like Earth, accept both the good and the bad.
Earth has both its beautiful Amazon and barren Sahara. Just like Earth, accept your physical flaws.
Earth has both its morning breeze and marauding tornados, it accepts both these aspects of wind. Just like that, you will have both good and bad thoughts and emotions, you have to accept both faces of your thoughts and emotions.
Earth accepts its fate by relying on us humans.
Every ounce of acceptance trickles down to the sweet nectar of happiness.
That is why it is the only lesson Earth tries to teach us.
For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.
Abhishek Verma is a researcher in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence. He likes to write about the logical way of self-improvement. Spurred by emotions, he also likes to write poetry. Stay in touch by joining his newsletter. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Mix.