The idea that you are nobody is a deep sort of metaphysical blasphemy. Imagine you have a spiritual side. Yeah, yeah, I know, just humor me for a second, will you? Just pretend, at least. Okay, so you have a spiritual side. I’m going to call this spiritual side your Real Self (though you can call it, among other things, your True Self, your Divine Self, or your Higher Self). Now imagine this Real Self existed before you were born and chose to leave the spiritual realm and incarnate on Earth in order to learn and develop spiritually. No, I’m serious. Stop shaking your head and hear me out. No, it’s not just unbelievers who sometimes consider themselves nobodies. Many believers also wander about moping about how they are nobodies and how their lives are insignificant, so you are not alone here.
Anyway, your Real Self is unique and unrepeatable, and that part of you came into this world for a purpose. Your Real Self freely and intentionally chose the physical circumstances you would be born into – parents, geography, culture, time – because it knew this arrangement of physical aspects would provide exactly what was needed for learning and development. Your Real Self has a mission and this mission is incredibly significant, not just for you, but for the universe and Reality. And here’s the thing – you are the only one who can intuit what this mission is.
Your Real Self is the pure subjective side of you. The true subjective side – a microcosm of the universe. When you think about yourself as insignificant, you deny this subjectivity and regard yourself as nothing more than an object among objects; a thing among things. Interestingly enough, this is exactly how the Demons want you to think about yourself. That’s right, Demons. Ah, there’s the eye-rolling again. Come on, hang in there, I’m almost done. Look at this way, there’s a group of evil spiritual entities that do not want your Real Self to find its purpose and fulfill its mission and they work extremely hard to derail everything.
One of the most effective ways they are able to achieve this is to have you deny the significance or existence of your Real Self. The Demons want to think of yourself as insignificant – that you are nothing more than an accidental and meaningless collection of chemicals living in an accidental and meaningless world. They want you to believe you just slip into a void after you die and that there is no real meaning for anything you do or don't do in this world. As such, you should not fret over metaphysical questions and should instead dedicate your short, seemingly worthless existence to things like pursuing pleasure. When you embrace this kind of thinking, you become corrupted. You give the Demons exactly what they want. They in turn, laugh at your ignorance and stupidity as they strip you of the only thing of value you possess - your Real Self and its purpose.
At the metaphysical level, your Real Self is no less significant than the Real Selves of people you may consider important in this world. No, I’m not talking about equality. I’m talking about significance. The mission of a world leader may seem more significant than yours because it carries more weight and influence, but this weight and influence is only important at the physical level. At the spiritual level, your apparently modest mission is just as important as the mission of some powerful individual who possesses the power to shape and impact this world. A powerful person’s actions and development might affect the course of history more at the material level, but your seemingly trivial actions and development in this world might have greater impact on the course of development at the spiritual level.
Think of Jesus for a second. Yeah, yeah, I know you don’t believe in Him, but just think about Him for a second. He did not choose to enter this world as a king or Roman emperor, but as a man of the humblest origins possible. At the material level, He was an absolute nobody. The son of a carpenter, born into a small, conquered nation of people. He choose to be born without any notable privilege or influence. Yet even at a purely material level, His thoughts and actions during His brief lifetime have impacted the world far more than all the kings and Roman emperors of history combined. And at the spiritual level, His influence is immeasurable.
So don’t you think there might be a message in there about being a nobody? That essentially nobody is a nobody. That you only become a nobody when you believe yourself to be one?
How do you get out of the nobody trap?
Thinking. The first step is thinking. Once you recognize that nobody is a nobody, the rest at least has a chance of falling into place.