Nobody

She said, “I feel like a nobody.”

The master replied: “You are what you feel.”

She said, “But, I don’t want to be a nobody!”

The master replied: “You start and end with no body.”

She said, “Whatever do you mean?”

The master replied: “You have been and will be again the oak tree in the garden and the vine choking it. You have been and will be again the nutrients in the earth and the sunlight that feeds the tree. You have been and will be again every child and every plant. You have been and will be again a hydrogen molecule in a star millions of light-years away. You have been and will be again no body and yet… everybody.”

She said, “Just how is that supposed to make me feel better?”

The master replied: “You started with no body and will end with no body. So live like you’re somebody until you leave this world, if only because you have a body until you don’t. If you will participate in what is around your body then you will feel like a somebody.”

 

16 thoughts on “Nobody

    1. I have the same mindset my friend but this more geared towards those with depression or more simply that feel like the classic “nobody.” Nobody should feel unwanted, everyone is useful and we all have a part to play. Also to not take life too seriously, no one gets out alive.

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