I was recently introduced to this image:
“The “pale blue dot” of Earth as seen from Cassini on July 19, 2013.”
A picture from the Cassini spacecraft captures the rings of Saturn, nearly a billion miles away. In the distance you can see our planet Earth, the tiny little blue dot and within this picture lies a humble perspective of life.
From a billion miles away, we don’t appear to be a planet that holds any great significance at all. Earth is nothing but a mere dot in the big universe and it just goes to show that we are very very small.
And what an important reminder it is, to know that in the grand scheme of things we as individuals: with all our problems, worries and concerns, pale in comparison to the great big universe. From this picture you can’t see any ‘one’ person, you can barely even see earth as a planet, which gets me to think; there is a lot we don’t understand about life. We are here on this earth (the only home we have ever known as humans) for a brief moment in time. None of our every day problems will remain and we have to be mindful of the short time we have on earth and try to spend it as wisely as possible.