A grain of sand on a sportsfield. Our galaxy. Not Earth, not our solar system. Our galaxy.
Milky Way is like a grain of sand.
This thought doesn’t make me feel insignificant. The opposite actually. The chance that I would be alive in this universe is so small that it must be less than a fraction of a fraction of a.... Yet I am. And you are. What an unlikely event.
Yet we often take life for granted. Sometimes we even feel bored. Stop and think for a minute. Feel it. Do you realize how rare it is to be born to a human life?
What an incredible gift!
Here is something I sometimes say to the universe, God, the Absolute or the essence of essence. It makes me so profoundly happy to express:
Please help us adore your creation. Make us remember how unique it is to be born to a human life.
Please make us remember how short, sweet and lovely it is to be here.
Please make us know love and feel love, for love is all we are. Love is all we have. Love is all we ever will be.
How could you not cry when you get it? How could you hate? How could you let anyone annoy you? How could you do anything else but love and appreciate life?
So simple, so sweet.