|Posted on March 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM|
Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six
billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy
of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of
galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be
nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine
the entirety of the cosmos.
In your journal, write about the paradox of being both
microscopic and immense.
"I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if
our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity
but very closely at the world around us -- and appreciating its
depth and divinity."
-- Thomas Moore
"I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by
mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could
-- Harry Emerson Fosdick