A couple of nights ago I had a dream that I was in a large, crowded auditorium. I was an ambassador of sorts and met many people. One man approached me that I had not seen before. His eyes were different, soulful, and somewhat unusual. I gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek and said I hoped I would see him again.
After the meeting, I walked up to a plateau from a sandy beach. I looked around me and there were symbols drawn in the patches of sand – they were drawn everywhere I looked. I traced one of the symbols, an octagonal shape containing circles. I looked off in the distance and there was that same man. He looked back at me as he sat in a circle with others along the base of an overhanging cliff. To their left was a battered spaceship that appeared to be parked.
When I woke up I did some research online. The image was almost an exact duplicate of a shape on the face of Saturn. Read more about it from NASA: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2007-034
The dream brought me back to thoughts I had as a child when I would look up into the night sky and wonder who was looking back at me.
When we realize that earth is a small planet compared to our solar system and beyond, and begin to understand our role in the greater universe, we realize our troubles are small by comparison. In fact, our problems shouldn’t create as much concern as they do.
Once the realization hits, we begin to see things as they are. We come to realize that there is so much more to life than living day-to-day in a state of turmoil. We realize we are on the planet for a reason, so we might as well enjoy the experience.
Take time to dream and look at the night sky. Study our universe, and don’t sweat the small stuff.