It's probably that quiet revelation that ego is not king, that material possessions do not define us, and that our possessions do not completely well, complete us.
|The original Material Girl via Stylish Curves|
Do you remember that book? The sneeches kept changing their minds about if bellies with stars, or without stars were the most desirable. To try and keep up with each other, they kept running in and out of the star belly machine, adding or removing the star on their belly. Pretty soon, no one knew if stars were popular or not, and it made the point that it really doesn't matter, that those external things are just superficial.
And at some point, I think each of us comes to that realization, that the superficial things don't matter so much. That there is more to each of us than what we wear, who we hang out with, and how we dress.
But beyond that, there's also that realization that perhaps that longing we have for something "more" isn't for more material possessions, more stuff, more wild friends. I think we start to realize that there's something bigger, deeper, more meaningful that we're trying to find. And that really is when we start to wonder if maybe we had it wrong to begin with? That while our ego tells us to be fearful, to put up our guard, that really, the blessings of this life really begin when we embrace love. When we start to recognize each other for the divinity that is in every person. That through love, and acceptance, we start to live bigger, fuller lives.