Sunday, February 14, 2010
Pale Blue Dot
After listening to the wonderful radio station NPR, I was directed to this photograph.
As soon as I saw it, I said, "WOW." The photograph is so awe-inspiring and in many ways, very humbling.
I've often criticized myself over getting so wrapped up in the daily routine of my life. Hardly, except for the times when I write a blog post, do I ever really stop, meditate, and observe. Maybe it is because of the mood I am in this weekend, but I sincerely believe that I am ignorantly forgetting about all the glorious things we have to offer in this world. Additionally, the photograph puts into perspective how minute we humans are when compared to the GRAND scale of everything universal.
Especially here in the United States, I believe that many people have such a selfish view about their lives, when in reality, I believe that we are all connected in a delicate balance. It is selfish to think that one's actions will affect only themselves. I'm pretty sure what I'm talking about is formally called The Butterfly Effect; but my interpretation is a bit more simple than the well referenced metaphor. What I am saying is that we need to stop and reflect; otherwise we forget our real position in the grand cosmos. Take time to look up at the sky, or in a cliche: STOP and SMELL the roses. Haha.
And remember to always smile and laugh. As one of my dear friends would say: " Just smile to make the day pretty."