I have not always been kind to my body. In fact, for a long time when I was younger my attitude towards it was nothing less than destructive. Those days might be over, but even now it is so easy to feel small and insignificant when considering the absolute hugeness of this world we live in. It is too easy to forget that each and every one of us is a tiny universe in our own right.
All of us have a duty to love, respect and take care of our earth and everything on it; energy flows through the earth and from it springs life, connecting us all. As I walk through the woods in autumn, the leaves crunch beneath my feet, echoing the beat of my heart. I place a hand to a tree and feel its life beneath my fingertips, I become aware of the blood running through my veins. I whisper to every flower that I pass, ‘I love you, I love you, I love you’.
I know that I deserve to be here, that I am allowed to occupy space, that it is my right to explore this world, to live consciously and curiously, the same as everybody else. But it’s easy to forget.
This is something I think about a lot; I tend to have an overwhelming feeling that I am in the way of others, as if I somehow have less of a right to be here, to exist. So, I put together this little film, with help from a bunch of people (most of whom I have never met before), that can hopefully serve as a small reminder that you matter, that you are a beautiful and complex entity who deserves to inhabit this earth and experience everything that comes with that. Appreciate the beauty of the world around you, and above all, appreciate yourself. You are a tiny universe.