So… you’re JUST human, right?

only-human
Earlier today I heard something said
that I’ve heard countless times before.
I may have even said it myself.

Someone had done something wrong,
and in their defense uttered these words:

“Oh well. I’m only human.”

As if being human was an acceptable excuse.
That, by being human, we are expected to fail,
to not be good enough, to only be capable
of achieving minimal accomplishment.

After all, we’re “just” human.

The closest creation to the Divine in existence,
and we deny and refuse to accept our place.
We apologize for it, make excuses for it;
even cast ourselves an unworthy mistake.

We’re only human.

Humans that have built bridges to span continents.
Just some humans that went to the moon and back.
Mere humans that have created machines that travel
over the oceans and beneath; over land and through the sky.
Simple humans who successfully turned drinking water into fire.
Humans who can talk to each other across a planet and beyond.

Humans who have made their dreams come true,
and have been a part of making other people’s
dreams come true every. single. day.

Humans
just like you.

You know when I want to hear someone say
“Well, we are human after all” ?

When we set foot on Neptune.
When shelter and safety is never out of reach.
When nourishing, safe food is the standard meal.
When every breathe of Life feels better than any drug.
When our health becomes more important than profit.
When the World works together to solve its problems.
When we utilize fusion as our primary source of energy.
When our lives are spent helping others – not conquering them.

After all, we are human.

So why do we perceive our humanity so weakly?

Years ago I read a quote that, at the time
did not have the same impact and meaning
for me as it does today in my Life,
and I had all but forgotten about it until
earlier this week when it was sent to me.

Before you read it, though – a few thoughts.
First of all – I think you and I are afraid that we
aren’t good enough or “adequate” enough
on some level or some area of our lives.

Yet, there is something deeper and more powerful;
a truth that most only catch a glimpse of before
quickly dismissing it as an impossibility.

As a matter of fact, If you were to grasp and embrace this,
you wouldn’t spend your time on any of those petty fears
and so called inadequacies that you make up.
You would never again dismiss a failure
as you just being human.

Stepping further -
up to this point you have done much
to cover up, disguise and deny this truth.

So much so that no matter what I say here,
and despite my efforts to convey and reveal it -
I suspect that your reactions will be to smile,
then smirk, and finally scoff at the mere notion.

So read this.
And do me a favor.
Read beyond the words.
Whether you are agnostic, religious, atheist -
put your beliefs on hold right now & don’t
let them be a hang up or hindrance to you.

Now, let this sink in:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that
other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

~ Marianne Williamson

We’re only human -
and it’s more than enough.

Come face to face
with who you are
and what you’re capable of.