i came across this quote today in a touching blog post i read…
without getting into some discussion about creation from a scientific or religious viewpoint (because i can & do believe that religion & science compliment each other), i want to point out that i thought that this quote was beautiful. i have always felt drawn to stars, to the universe, to all of that stuff way out there. in fact, the first tattoo i got is a star. hehe.
some say that they feel so little when they gaze up at the night sky, but i feel completely opposite. i feel like everything (the world, the universe, life, and time) is so vast and infinite; and yet, i feel completely connected. when i gaze at the stars, at the night sky, i feel that one thing that connects all of us. i feel free, open, peace, calm. and i am in awe.
the very first time i had this overwhelmingly connected and spiritual feeling was when i was about 18. i was camping with my parents in the mountains of north carolina, and i decided to take a little walk around the campground by myself. it was about 10pm. completely dark. i was surrounded by trees behind me, on the side of a mountain, and i turned my head skyward. looking up, i was taken over by the beauty and amazingness of the, what seemed like, millions of stars that i saw. some twinkling. some simply shining. at that moment, i felt peace like i’d never felt before. i felt my place in the world. i felt that i mattered, even if i was so small compared to this great universe before me. i felt like i could feel every soul that was living, that had ever lived. it was a beautiful, powerful moment. and i knew that was here for a reason. that my life meant something.
when i read this quote today, and i thought about all of us being made of stardust, i felt something beautiful. like life was so simple and so complex at the same time. i imagined the divine, spiritual connection that unites us all as little particles of stardust. and for a moment, i felt something that i cannot describe with words…
star-gazing. that’s not something i have the luxury of doing much in life these days, as i live in the city. but, as soon as i see the stars, every time i see one, or millions, everything feels right in that moment. i feel hope. i feel freedom. i feel peace. i hope you, too, have a chance to gaze up at the beautiful night sky every now & then.
“if people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, i’ll bet they’d live life differently.” ~ anonymous
make a wish & believe it will come true. sharing light & peace with you all. xx