If you take your hands and extend them from your body and create a small one millimeter square with your hands against the sky, what resided in that space is the blowup in the image from the Hubble space telescope. Pretty mind-blowing for scale no?
It has been a rough week with the idea of spirituality and loving my fellow human being. I know full well that n life errors and mistakes will happen, yet, having to go clean up someone else’s mistake at the cost of what you have to do, has shown me that I have a long way to go to walk in the love I know exists on the planet. If I hadn’t met a few people that are there, I probably would not believe it is possible. I also remember the common element of each of these people is they basically gave up the stuff of the world to acquire this gift.
what amazes me with scale, and mind you, only the visible range with our human senses and not the invisible dimensions we can work with mathematics, but not see – is that our cosmos is so vast, and yet you can flip the camera inward to the microscopic, atomic and subatomic world and a similar immensity exists.
What does this have to do with humans? It feels like the more humans think they are the center of the universe and the more selfish we become, less and less we are aware of what is really around us. I posted an Instagram image of four deer in a forest, one’s head is visible, and the other three are more like camouflaged snipers that you really would not see unless you were there and knew where the deer lay down.
So with simple humans, we have billions of people, each with a mindset and a way of doing something that is born more in habits than waking up and changing and growing each day. I look at my aging father. The reality is the best thing for him is he would go out and look for new things to learn and do, but he is going the other way, a creature of habit and repeatable “known” security.
Mind you, I don’t know what happens as we age, but I see in myself, I can no longer lift a house or small car, I can’t run and change directions like a deer, and I have to stretch out each day, not to grow, but rather to keep all the joints moving forward. I have learned if you don’t do anything, your body will atrophy with age – yet – I look at all the ailments of people, many older with retirement. I think, “you probably can get rid of a bunch of medicine and have a much healthier life if you just push yourself beyond whatever habits you reinforce and rationalize as your lifestyle.
I guess the first step in any of it, is to look inside yourself and realize much of what the world values is based on some image or illusion one presents versus just showing up as you are, and how you are and working to move forward. It is a bit like a thief. A young lad at church was telling me about jury duty where a guy is going to prison for stealing copper lines out of homes.
“wouldn’t it be simpler for a guy that could figure out how to do that, to simply put the time and effort into creating something good for himself and others?”
It is a question I don’t know the answer to “why?” about another. But Inside the united states, I see everyone rushing to keep up appearances and/or acquire a lot more stuff that they can’t take with them when they die.
Me…I am going to do a purge, as I really am amazed by how little one needs to have a decent life, and I am more surprised at how much happier as a human being I am not attached or trapped to what the world says you need in life.
then again, either I gained some wisdom, much like I look at the photo of one millimeter in the sky and realize, “as humans, we are pretty tiny creatures.”
the funny part is something so big, can actually love something so small as part of creation.
that last thought is really amazing when you grasp what it means beyond belief, but rather, in your heart and soul.
Have a great day. I am off to do more cleanup work for a friend. I did get upset the past week, as I really hate to have my time wasted. I am perfectly fine wasting time with my own choosing, but don’t do something stupid and then expect people to come in and help you clean up your mistakes with a big smile on their face.
Maybe that is possible for me in a few more years…but it appears I have a long way to go until I ever get there.