You ARE the Universe.You are not IN the Universe, you ARE the Universe; An intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the Universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.
Buddha is such an inspiration. Dating back to my mission days in Hawaii, I studied Buddhism in order to identify with the people who I taught. I learned and continue to learn a lot of great lessons about life from Buddhism.
The ego says "I shouldn't have to suffer" and that thought makes you suffer so much. It is a distortion of the Truth, which is always paradoxical. The Truth is that you have to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it .
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world.
You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that. We think so ofteb that we are helpless, but we are not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power ~ Louise Hay