When we think of our lives, our place in humanity and our world, we tend to think of it on a broad scale that encompasses all that we do and experience as an ordinary ritual of sorts. But what if that world we focus so heavily on each day causes us to lose sight of so much more? What if we miss the treasure because we are focused on finding the spot marked with the X?

Consider that all life, each individual entity, is a world all its own, made up of countless functions and processes in constant motion. We must then realize that life is happening in each ability, every talent, each characteristic and every second of time and examine them as though they are the only thing in our world.

We can then see them as a sole entity, full of energy and vitality becoming enlightened as to the extraordinary genius of all creation. Within each thought that becomes an idea, every ability that becomes a creation and each characteristic that brings interaction with others, there is an opportunity to discover that perhaps the meaning of life is simply that life has meaning beyond breath and knowledge.

The hours we are given to live are our opportunity to find meaning in each and every aspect of our lives. We will never see how incredibly in-depth we actually are if we do not understand the complexities of all things in our world. Understanding purpose and self-worth comes not from inside but from outside. It is only through the realization of the intricate nature of everything that we learn the incredible value of the one thing we call self.