4 Big Reasons to Look at The Whole World as Your Family

My Ancestral Journey (National Geographic's Genographic Project)

My Ancestral Journey (National Geographic’s Genographic Project)

Several months ago, one of my patients, a vivacious young lady with asthma, asked me if I was related to Dr. Patel she saw when her asthma acted up during her trip to Alaska. After a brief pause, I answered, “Yes if you trace my ancestry far enough, you will find that he is related to me.”

Curious about my ancestry, that very same week I sent my DNA samples to National Geographic’s Geno 2.0 Project, where such DNAs are analyzed to track the migratory patterns of our ancestors. They have received close to a million samples already! After 8 weeks of anticipatory waiting, I got my report back. And guess what? My ancestors and your ancestors started their journey together 70,000 years ago from the same place in Africa. Some went to Europe, some to Americas, some to Australia, and others to Asia.

This proves that this whole humongous world is your family, my family, our family.

Does this really matter, you may ask? Do I really care? Why should I care? Here, are the reasons.

1. You can tap into energy of the whole world. A kid screams in Kansas, you absorb that energy just like Sulley in the movie, Monsters Inc. Teenagers around the world are energized about starting college, you too are energized. Athletes across the ocean are pumped up about playing an important game, you too are pumped up. Believe me, you will never feel exhausted again.

2. You can bathe in the bliss of the entire population. A kid in Hawaii is happy for no obvious reason, you are happy too. A woman is elated seeing her husband on his return from overseas duty, you too are elated. A businessperson is ecstatic with millions of dollars of profit, you are ecstatic too. You have never experienced this much bliss ever before, but now you can.

3. What about all the miseries and murders in the world? You have to believe this – there is and there has always been more Divine than Devil in the world. And what about your own doubts and challenges? Well, you can divvy up all your doubts, miseries, griefs, and problems amongst 7 billion people! You will make them disappear in a minute.

4. When you pray, you are praying for 7 billion people and when 7 billion people pray, they will pray for you. Wow, what an arrangement! Need I say more here?

Have I convinced you yet? Let us try it. Take a slow, deep breath and feel the energy, the bliss, and the prayer of the 7 billion family members.

Try it. You have nothing to lose.

Blessings for a blissful life.



4 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. Jagdish Patel,

    Happy new Year.


  2. I remember a similar discussion from one of my classes in med school – it fundamentally changed my experience of the world. Whether I am walking in the woods or am in the midst of a crowd, I try to be aware of the energy emanating from and through me.

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  3. Anne, I am Glad you are feeling the flow of the energy. As the consciousness evolves from inanimate object to animals to humans, and finally to the transcendent level, the eternal joy and interconnectedness follow. Peace, Love, Joy.


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