|Have you ever seen a painting by Georges-Pierre Seurat? From a distance, the details are a haze of soft lines and colors, but up close, each image is made of tiny points of color, each important to the whole composition. Sometimes we forget our worth, especially at a time of the year when everything seems so commercial. On this, Seurat's birthday, take a moment to remember your vital place in the world.
Close your eyes and picture the universe-vast and filled with stars and planets. Now draw your focus closer: universe to galaxy, galaxy to planet... With each inward draw, recite or think this incantation:
"I am an integral part
Of an intricate universe."
Earth... to continent... to country...to city...to street...to house... until you see yourself. Repeat the incantation whenever you need a reminder that you are wanted, needed, and loved.