Perspective

pale blue dot

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Take a step back. Right now. Stop what you’re doing, take a couple deep breaths and just reflect on where you’re at, and how far you’ve come in this vast existence! Totally be with that. Be with your accomplishments. Don’t let any if’s, and’s or but’s intrude. You are perfectly right where you need to be! Even if you’re still struggling…you’ve accomplished more than you probably know! Take it all in, breathe in gratitude and bask in it! Then realize…there’s more of that good stuff to come! You will live on. Take what you can from your difficulties, let them teach you, guide you. You wouldn’t cancel a road trip because there’re some bumps and obstacles ahead! What you do, the energy you put out, and your attitude all affect those around you and beyond.

Be the best you can be at whatever it is you love to do!

Manifest Love!

Also remember the size of this Earth, our pale blue dot! Consider your words, actions, any drama that may have been born out of displeasure or a differing opinion. The gossip, the lies you tell others, the lies you tell yourself, the endless configuration of sadness, and anger that goes along with that. Consider that dot. Is it really worth it?? Your time can be spent living in happiness, peace and connection with all that’s here and beyond! If you’re to be reincarnated, and if you’re stuck in a low vibrational state (of your own making), you’ll just relive the same events until you “get it” and transform those energies. Karmic graces at their finest!

You have the power and opportunity to transform those energies, even bit by bit, every single day!

Come alive!

Choose wisely how you spend your limited time on this limited dot!

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