Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan

This video to the voice of Carl Sagan explores the vastness of space in comparison to the relative insignificant size of this pale blue dot called Earth. Sagan continues to illustrate the beauty and importance of the pale blue dot through the movements of life.

This dot is the only known vessel for life that is known in this universe, and that fact alone inspires pride and respect for our home… however long we may stay here.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Thick of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fragment of a dot.

 

Why Do We Explore Space?

This short energetic video by Jason Silva asks the question, “Why do we explore space?”.  Silva among others believe that it is our desire to expand our consciousness. By seeking new horizons we develop new expectations of what the world is and what it can be.

I feel as we explore into the far reaches of the universe, we’re also delving deeper into ourselves. We’re questioning where we came from, what our future holds, and the laws that govern what lies in-between.

When we keep pushing beyond all limits, when we get to Kubrick’s “Beyond the Infinite”, the place where dreams are born…through the wormhole, down the rabbit hole… It’s glorious!

I like these shots of awe because they are short, energetic, positive jolts of futuristic philosophy. They’re a way to experience awe in compact form, and best of all it’s easy to share with others. I Hope you enjoyed.

When we dream of space, we dream of transcendence, we dream of what we might become.

A Brief Moment of Wonder

Universe is You

“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us” – Neil deGrasse Tyson on Universal Perspective.

The Real You

I’m more and more entranced by this video with each view. Alan Watts discusses what it is to find oneself and awaken to the universality of life.

You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something the whole ocean is doing

I am you, you are me, they are all us… this is one of the messages conveyed in this post. Whether you believe that to its fullest extent like Alan Watts or not, there is a message that we can all benefit from.

Do good to others, when you are happy, share and spread the feeling, and let go of as much negativity as possible.

Life as a Hero’s Journey

This latest Shot of Awe from Jason Silva ties into a recent theme on this site of creating your own reality, following your inspiration, and spreading the resulting positivity.

This video describes living your life as a hero’s journey, or being the protagonist in your life and actively enriching the narrative. These concepts symbolize the process of reflecting inward to discover yourself and your passion, and then being active in pursuing that with as much vigor as you can afford.

Life exists in individual moments, and it is up to us to make sure that those moments are vast, interconnected, and grand… [Doing so] to make a masterpiece out of life, one that we would willingly live again and again for all of eternity, this is what we can strive for.

Thanks for watching, and remember…

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

Mother Nature FTW

Tree-Root Bridges

With all of the advances in technology, nature still has the ability to wow me. Afterall, most of our technology is derived from what we observe in nature.

We take in this information, run it through this enhancing filter called our brain, and out pop smartphones, and rocketships… its really amazing.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Most Astounding Fact

This is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on what he believes is the most astounding fact. Someone shared this with me after seeing this blog and I now feel compelled to share it with all of you.

Tyson’s answer is a mix of like physics poetry with deep philosophical undertones.

When I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.

I hope you enjoyed that video as much as I did and gained some perspective and inspiration as well. Three minutes of awe-struck wonder can be refreshing.

Thanks to Ashley, whose nerd crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson made this post possible.