“We are stardust, we are golden.” ~Joni Mitchell
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness…” ~ Albert Einstein ~
We are not these social and cultural roles we imagine ourselves to be. We are Life, in human form, cosmic descendants of the stars and galaxies. Creative expressions of Nature, as much a part of this planet as the rivers, trees, mountains and butterflies.
As more and more of us awaken to this deeper sense of identity we will more easily be able to transcend old thought patterns and beliefs. Observing Nature closely, studying her ways, we begin to transcend dysfunctional cultural programming.
To really transform human societies- a deeper wisdom has to first arise and flower within each of us. We must “be the change” as Gandhi put it. We have to free ourselves first. Then take the wisdom of our wholeness and apply it to everything we do, to all fields of human activity.
We are not the solitary individuals we have believed ourselves to be. We are expressions of Universal life, Children of our Galaxy. We are the “leaves of grass” Walt Whitman spoke of – the Awakening voices of Eden, instruments of the great turning…
“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here… Keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.” ~ Max Ehrmann (Desiderata, 1927)
“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda
“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
“The Earth is alive and contains the knowledge you seek. It is your consciousness that determines what it reveals. How to access this knowledge? And where are the keys to open it and make it yours? The Earth speaks. Love her, honor and respect her and she will reveal her secrets.” —Barbara Marciniak
“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” ~Eckhart Tolle
“You don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.” ~ Alan Watts ~