We have been chosen to be on earth at this moment in time. Over 7 billion strong, from every culture, from all over the world, humans have populated the earth since the beginning. By the year 1 A.D. the Earth’s population was an estimated 200 million. It hit the billion mark in 1804 and doubled by 1927. This short YouTube video depicts human population through time.
Consider why have we been chosen, what is our purpose and why at this time? Those are questions only you can answer. For me, it is a journey to seek the truth. According to Jesus, each of us are from the light and the light we will return. Religion was to help us find our way home. Unfortunately man, through the ages inserted their beliefs and/or understandings and over time, became a tool for religious leaders to control the masses, attempting to take away the power of free-will.
Beliefs systems have been followed by mankind for centuries. Archeological evidence indicates the Indus Valley civilization flourished between 3000-1500 BCE and appears to have contributed significantly to the development of Hinduism. Starting in Axial Age, approximately 800-200 BCE, is a period of time unprecedented developments. Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, the Buddha, Confucius, Vardhamana Marhavira, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all produced the intellectual and moral matrix out of which the world religions were born. Today, there are countlessand belief systems. Most followers never venture from the religion in which they were born. In that sense, religion may hold a person back from truly discovering the truth for themselves.
Consider each of us have been chosen because we have a divine light or spark within waiting to be ignited and our purpose is ignite that spark in our own way. Our teachers provided insight.
Jesus said, ” When I came among humanity I opened the door to the Way. I showed you the path that you must follow. You will find it within yourself.”
Lao Tzu said “He who say they have found the Way, have not. That which is eternal cannot be spoken of. It lies within.”
Buddha said “Seeking within, you will find stillness. Here there is no more fear or attachment-only joy”
Krishna said “When the mind becomes still, when thinking ceases, this is the beginning of the supreme path.”
The world population is larger than ever. Could it be the reincarnation of past lives manifesting at a time, when learning is at our fingertips.
Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas “Know what is in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. ”
Look within and it may be revealed that you have been chosen to be on earth at this time to learn the ways of love and be of service to others. The only Way is your path as you seek to find your way home.