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Meaning of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just a Thought...

A Single Grain of Sand
In the midst of the Universe, is there a common thread? Are we the end, beginning, or middle? Have we the acceptance to understand that there are billions of universes such as ours with infinite possibilities of life within the cosmos?

Is it a question of God or mathematics? Surely we are not alone. Can our minds grasp how minuscule we are in the greater scheme of things? That everything that you accomplish in your daily life has absolutely nothing to do with the greater equation? Do you understand what a gift it is to have this privilege for the very short time you walk this Earth, which is nothing more than a single grain of sand in a cosmic ocean?

Do you realize there are more than 400,000,000,000 stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone? When you walk along a beach, can you conceptualize that Earth is represented by nothing more than a single grain of sand and you are one of 6.795 Billion people living on that single grain of sand? Can you even comprehend the significance of that, or perhaps the insignificance?

The Milky Way Galaxy

“From an intergalactic vantage point we would see, strewn like sea froth on the waves of space, innumerable faint, wispy tendrils of light. These are the galaxies…

A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars – billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone.

There are some hundred billion galaxies each with, on the average, a hundred billion stars. In all the galaxies there are perhaps as many planets as stars, 10 to the eleventh x 10 to the eleventh = 10 to the 22nd power. That is, ten billion trillion" - Carl Sagan

A Galaxy Cluster

We have been given the most precious gift ever to be bestowed: Life on a single grain of sand. Why do we continue to devalue that? War has no purpose. Why is it so hard to live in peace, and love one another? It's not a question of who's right or who's wrong, but an understanding we all have a right to our opinion as long as no harm comes to another. It doesn't matter which God or Deity you believe in, as long as you believe in the greater good for all mankind and that only a great power could have created it.

Do you understand all this? Can you not see it? Or do you believe that you, your life, your family, your country, or your world is indeed the center of the Universe?

A Single Grain of Sand - You are HERE

Peace B


Barry said...

Very thoughtful commentary. It's certainly made me think. I'm glad I found your blog.

Dr. Swill said...

Thank you Barry,

I stopped by your blog and love the eclectic style and you beautiful dog too. It sounds like you have had a rough road with cancer, but are handling life well...bravo! I look forward to reading more from you!

Peace B

Sharifah Rashidah bt. Syed Ahmad said...

Hi Brian,

Can't agree with you more. I think what you have written here emphasises more on how insignificant we all are..thats why we must make the most of whatever we have in our short stint on earth..

Sorry, that we missed each other on the messenger the other day.. I've been hoping to find you again on messenger..Hope you are well..

Anonymous said...

I can't understand how anyone can believe we are an accident or that the universe is an accident. Our lives have purpose. Loved your insight. Thanks for sharing it and helping others with your blog.



Words To Live By:

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others." -Mahatma Gandhi