If you look up at the night sky, into that endless space filled with stars and galaxies, it’s quite easy to imagine yourself as an invisible little dot with a tiny arrow pointing at it, and a tiny label with the words “You are here!”. It’s humbling, and sometimes you end up feeling lost and insignificant.
But take a moment from that thought, and don’t look at the dot. Don’t look at the arrow. Just look at the words, “You are here!”.
That’s not so insignificant, is it? In fact that’s pretty darn amazingly wonderful, because there’s this grand, beautiful and mindbogglingly fantastic Universe all around you, and you are part of it.
You are here.
This simple fact defines your existence. Without it, you wouldn’t be. It’s something to appreciate and take comfort in, because it, your existence, is without doubt one of the most wonderful things you will ever have, and everything else that you have and everything else that you are, comes from that.
So if you look at the night sky, into that endless space filled with stars and galaxies, don’t feel lost and insignificant because you seem disappearingly small against the Universe, but rather feel at home because you are a part of it, and it is part of you.
Inspired in part by the words and works of Carl Sagan, Douglas Adams and Bill Bryson.