Sunday, August 28, 2011

We are so small.

Saw this video this week and it made me think - we are so small in this big, big world.  And our world is so amazing but it just constantly passes us by.  We should stop and watch once in awhile because it is truly magnificent.  (Turn on your sound and expand it to watch.  Check out their site for more beautiful time lapse videos.)

Tempest Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.

Hurricane Irene also just tore through the east coast, I've been looking at pictures of the damage all morning and read people's tweets all last night.  So frightening, I felt bad for all the people involved who had to prepare and try to sleep through the storm.  Higher global temperatures cause bigger storms - we have to start caring for our planet.

We are just a small piece of Earth's history, it's sad the huge dent we are making.  Just thinking about how small we are and how BIG our world is, sad we are impacting it so much with our carelessness.  Makes you think about your place and your purpose here.

We tried meditating last week using Chopra's 21 day meditation challenge.  Ian lasted a day but I liked it, just didn't have the time this week to continue (Open House and lots of meetings).  I think learning to meditate would be awesome, taking some time for you to focus on your place in this world.  I read in Eat, Pray, Love that if you learn to meditate you can actually visit Heaven and all the people you have lost who are there.  That is motivation for me because I'd like to see Leslee (my step-mom), my grandpa and our dog Lucy.  It is time to step outside of yourself and travel, in your mind, to new places and a new awareness.  It is definitely one of my goals and I just need to MAKE the time to do it.

I also got this book and started reading it, at yoga they read passages from it all the time.  Goes along these same lines . . . considering our place.  It touches me in a way I can't describe, you should definitely check it out.

Just thinking this week and reflecting.  I suggest you stop and do it too once in a while . . .

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