Momento Espírita
Curitiba, 19 de Março de 2018
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ícone Who are we?

The days pass by so fast. The decades to come are nothing but instants, moments, seconds.

Yesterday, a new born, the first tortuous steps were taken. That is the sweet rehearsal for life: faltering steps and painful falls. Until the day the steps get firm, we do not fall anymore and we learn to live.

And where is the child that we once were?

The child that looked around dazzled, coloring and coloring again the world with the colors of curiosity, of innocence, of the make believe.

In a brief instant the adolescence comes, along with the discoveries, the emotions, the reactions and the exacerbated feelings.

And where is the youngster of yesterday? Where are his ideals, his goals and the sparkle in his eyes.

Does he carry his dreams with him or he has already lost them along the way, submerged by the sea of circumstances?

Today we are adults. We have a social role to play. We have goals, duties and obligations.

It is expected from us to be what we have to do and do what we need to do.

However, who are we?

We are the child that rehearses his steps for life? The youthful immersed in an ocean of emotions? Or, yet, the adult whose shoulders have to carry heavy responsibilities?

The days go by so fast. The hours leave behind only ashes. Was there enough time for the child to grow, to the youthful to mature, to the adult to learn to live?

Who are we?

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Science does not use anymore the concept of universe, but the idea of multiverse, an assemble of all the related universes known as parallel universes. 

It is estimated that within our universe exists about two hundred billion galaxies and one of them is ours – the Milky Way, which, in small proportions, has a hundred billion stars. Among those stars there is one in particular: our sun.

Planets orbit around it and one of them is where we live, the Earth.

On Earth, over three million animal species have been cataloged and among them, our own, homo sapiens, with seven billion individuals.

And the question repeats: who are we?

We are one individual within the seven billion of the same specie computed amid the three million classified, who lives in a planet that orbits around one star amongst the one hundred billion others that compose our galaxy.

That is just one among the two hundred billion galaxies that exist in our universe, which is, finally, just one within so many others universes.

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It is the greatness of the work that reveals its Creator. The same hands that created this entire splendor in light, also created each one of us with infinite opportunities of progress, happiness, knowledge, evolution.

We are, within ourselves, a whole universe to be revealed.

We are not our accent or our social position. We are not our material goods, the religion we profess, the post at the job we exercise or the color of our skin. 

Before that, we are the love we grow, the good we do, the knowledge we acquire, the lessons we learn, the truth we seek. 

From the universe of possibilities that we are made of, we are the choices we make.

Let us think about that!

Spiritist Moment Team based in the text
Com quem você pensa que está falando,
of Mário Cortella.
March 5.2018.

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