When you look out into the night sky and marvel at the stars, do not feel as though you are insignificant, instead, consider that you are actually looking at yourself from the outside in.
Today, as I begin the new year, I have great troubles with Carl Sagan's pale blue dot. It is a perspective in contradiction to the new paradigm of consciousness, it clings to materialist / determinist ideas; we are not small and insignificant as we are asked to reference our size in relation to the cosmos and also to suggest that our problems are unimportant by mere contrast and comparisons of size alone. In fact, the whole notion of scale and size is engrained in our belief systems with self denigrating perspectives such as these. I ask you all to consider letting go these old notions and consider instead that our life form is as complex and as vast as the entire observable universe; there is a conservation of complexity at every conceivable scale where bigger does not mean better and smaller does not mean insignificant. Remove the old notions and consider that the entire universe and our bodies are on an equal footing. For example, the neuron connections in our brain are more numerous than all the galaxies we can count. I propose the complete opposite of the blue dot paradigm; each one of us is an entire universe construct rendered in a self referring space-time paradox. As there are billions of us so are there multiple parallel, overlapping universe constructs. If I were in the next galaxy measuring human particles as sub components of the earth particle, I would not be able to distinguish you from I just as if I were to look at an atom I cannot distinguish one electron from the other.
All life is significant, all life is as vast and expansive as the entire universe, do not be lured into a lower self worth valuation of an insignificant pale blue dot, you are as majestic as all creation is.
(reposted from January 2014)