Have you ever thought about the idea that maybe Super Mario Bros. was actually a game based on the Universe? I know it sounds crazy but hear me out and get nostalgic with me for a second.
Let's compare Super Mario Bros to the Universe:
1. Mario was on a quest to achieve greatness (after all behind every great man is a greater woman aka Princess Toadstool)
2. Along the way, Mario has question marks lighting his path and if he's brave enough to launch into the unknown, he gets a reward in the form of coins
3. If he's really lucky, his reward is a mushroom which makes him grow bigger (ever thought about whether the mushroom just put him on a trip where he thought he was bigger thus tricking his mind into believing he could do anything?)
Mario wins the game if he gets to Princess Toadstool in time and is able to save her from Bowser.
Now let's bring the story of Mario back to our daily lives. We're all on a path trying to achieve our own version of success. If we're focused enough on the goal, we'll be able to uncover our own little question marks along the way. If we're brave enough to jump for those question marks, we get a reward that makes us confident enough to keep going and jump for more question marks. If we're lucky, sometimes the reward we receive is an opening to the exact door we've been trying to break down for years (our secret mushroom). This gives us the confidence to believe we can do anything and everything we put our minds too. The 'mushroom' makes us stand a little taller, puff our chests out and run full speed into the next question mark of life. Slowly, we jump at question mark after question mark, visualizing the princess at the end of our path and knowing we are only going to get bigger and better along the way.
Finally, we're there. We rescue Princess Toadstool and take a look back at our lives, all of those blessings were always there for us to receive them, we just needed to trust in ourselves and in the universe's question marks.
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