I exist, a scion of unknown ancestors that began with the splitting of cells and transformations that changed everything over time. I was nothing before my conceptions and I return to that place. I am alive, with all my senses informing me of who I am and who I am becoming. Trust the process! I, you, we, all exist on the same plane, going through transformations every day until our final breath. Then, life goes on changing, individuals change, the universe changes. I return to the stuff of stars. That is the nature of things.
The impact of this thinking on me is to create in me a feeling of profound gratitude of ever having been born at all. I live with all my senses celebrating life. When my heart stops beating and feeding my brain, I decompose into what it is that humans decay into.
Meanwhile, I have had one wonderful life, full of joy/sorrow, anger/fear, gratitude/grief, and all the other feelings humans experience. I intend to create a life that stands for care, compassion, intolerance of intolerable behaviors, appreciation of differences, rejection of violence, working for peaceful co-existence, and finding positives to replace negative self-talk.