"Our greatest gift is our heaviest burden"--I don't recall when or where I first heard that but it has stayed with me over the years. With consciousness we were given freedom; by it we can create or destroy. Each human choice, to a small or large degree, shapes the life that follows.
All life is a creative process, it unfolds in a progression from simple to complex be it seed to plant, embryo to adult, or primordial energy to expanding universe. The process is determined while only the human has the gift of choice to shape the emerging expression--we create the world that is.
The hope and prayer is that when we fully realize the power we hold the choices will reflect wisdom.
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My blog entry of 10/14/13, 'Potential', echoes this thought.