Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Our bodies are made up of roughly a hundred million (100,000,000,000,000) tiny cells that can only be seen under a microscope, and each cell has a unique role to play in helping our body function fully.
Even the slightest change in one cell or when a cell is damaged, will alarm the body to react and try to repair or replace the cell so normal function can continue. If a cell dies, the body will remove it and replace it with another functioning cell, or fill the gap with connective tissue to provide structural support for the remaining cells.
But when cancer cell splits from the normal functioning cells and begin to grow in another area, not only do they leave the healthy cells and the natural repair process, they also ignore any signals that tell them to self destruct.
You may wonder why I am giving you a lesson on cell function in our body. Well, if we can understand even the basic knowledge of how the body works as a whole, we can begin to see how our small part in this big crazy world is always affecting the whole, no matter if it is a change of thought, a sickness, an angry outburst or a new decision.
It’s easy to believe that because we are one of 100,000,000,000,000 tiny cells in the world, that our one cell (life) couldn’t possibly make a difference, or even create the slightest change in another. But think again. Each one of us is needed in the world, each one of us has a unique job to do for the whole. If we don’t play our part, then we all suffer in some way.
When I take responsibility for my cell each and every morning, I remember what a privilege it is to be here, and to live knowing that my part is helping the whole continue and grow.
However, if I decide to separate from this truth and continue to ignore the signals time and time again and go off and do my own thing, well take pause, because this ignoring will not just affect my cell and the whole, but more importantly, will be past on to my children and their children’s children; and if I don’t have children, then I will leave this imprint on the whole as well.
Sounds like a good reason to take responsibility for my cell each day.