It is a wonderful thought that everything we do for ourselves contributes to the collective consciousness of all of humanity. No longer is making your primary goal to take great care of yourself perceived as being selfish or self indulgent.
When you feel the rush of endorphins after an early morning run, when you enjoy the succulent flesh of a ripe peach, when you lie in the arms of someone you love, you are not just doing it for yourself, you are changing the experience and the texture of every other person in the world.
The souls of our entire species can feel your joy, your pleasure, your ecstasy and your love and it transforms them too. It softens the edges of your relationships with those you know in the flesh and with those whose names you will never know but feel moving through you on a cool clear autumn night.
When you are moved to tears from happiness, the world grows a little. And when you are stranded at the edge of the abyss, you can reach for the experience of your fellow travellers, knowing that others have survived and left a roadmap for you to follow.
You are never alone. You never do anything just for yourself. Each and every moment is intricately entwined with the consciousness of the whole of humanity.
The Universe appears a little brighter, because you have made it so.
Take a deep breath and inhale the world …