"you were blessed with 84,600 seconds today, have you used one of them to say thank you?" ― bodhinku, blessed
feeling insignificant can be a positive thing. we need to realize just how fragile we all are, and how it all can, and how it all will end in a blink of an eye....realize how this life is all we have, and each moment in that life is absolutely precious, each breath we get to breath is more valuable than all of the money in the world. it's wealth of the heart and getting that next breath that counts...
we're really all just dust in the wind. we need to realize this simple fact...this should not be seen as depressing, but rather as enlightening. none of us are really important in the big scheme of things, but we are important to those we love, those who share this tiny moment in time with us. together blowing and drifting on the winds of time...
give this video transcript a good listen (maybe even a couple times, it's powerful)... it's the words spoken by a famous astronomer, carl sagan: pale blue dot by carl sagan
we began as dust in a celestial wind, and will return to that one day. and while we exist on this plant, we are really insignificant specks, beings who are who we are for only a tiny moment in the infinity of time, one that is quickly running out, "like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives"...and we all really are only dust in the wind when compared to the vast eternity of the universe and should never feel any more special than that. all we truly need to recognize and realize in our hearts is the magic of life, and the magic of love, and how important it is to live life to the fullest during the short time we have in this universe before returning to be just dust in the wind once again...
and here i stand, in this field under the shining heavens above me with the cool wind blowing through my hair. i stand there looking up into the endless infinity of stars blanketing the sky. mixed in, there's constellations of creatures and warriors with the sprinkling of the milky way parting the celestial night. up there i can see jupiter, the god of the sky following a similar path of venus, the goddess of love, both glowing through space and time...
i sit down in the grass next to my doggie, scratching him behind the ears and stroking his soft fur. we are happy together. this is my life, feeling so insignificant in this vast universe before me. i'm just dust in the wind, a meaningless speck on a meaningless speck of a planet. yet important to those who love me. my pup looks up at me, gazes in my eyes and speaks without words, as if on cue to my thoughts...
i know we have so little time together in the relativity of it all, life is so precious to have every breath we take and live every moment we get, so i want to waste none of them, and make the most of this time i have on earth, make the most of the time i can share with those i love. i look up to the stars and i sigh, and i smile, and pup rolls over on his back wanting me to scratch his belly. my life is good, especially right now...
"the breeze blows through my
hair, then flows across my
doggie's fur, i can see
the invisible, i feel the
touch of something
bigger than me,
he blinks at me,
i smile at him.
just dust in
the wind, but in
this moment floating in
this song i would like you to give a good ear and listen to is an exquisitely beautiful cover version of the the chart-topping hit "dust in the wind" by kansas (original version) from the early 1980s. this version (link is below) is sung by caroline jones, who i first heard singing a duet "breathe in, breathe out, move on" with jimmy buffett (he's easily one of my all-time favorite artists), and her eloquent voice adds so much depth to the meaning of the song, to me this version is even more beautiful than the original by kansas....and although many people think his song is depressing, i see it as hopeful and magical, and with it having the same name as my impression today, it's absolutely the only perfect fit for the deeper meaning of my impression and blog today... "dust in the wind" by caroline jones (kansas cover version) ... i sound old, but they just do not make songs like this anymore ... (just click on any of words in the powder blue links to listen to the song)...
"i close my eyes...only for a moment, and the moment's gone...all my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity. dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind...same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea. all we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see. dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind...now, don't hang on. nothin' lasts forever but the earth and sky. it slips away, and all your money won't another minute buy. dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind. dust in the wind. everything is dust in the wind, the wind" ― caroline jones, dust in the wind (kansas cover)
"under the stars and the milky way with my doggie by my side, this is my universe. it's here where i'm in love. it's here where i'm home. it's here where i'm at peace, happy and content, it's here where i truly belong" ― bodhinku, my universe
MORE BODHIKU QUOTES
and now here are a few more quotes from bodhinku from past blogs to help add to the deeper meaning of this blog today...
"looking up to the heavenly bodies scattered across the night sky creates visions of spiritual and magical things above us that amaze, fascinate, and wow us...the milky way, the twilight galaxy, the stars, the celestial winds, the romantic idea of a connection to something much bigger than we are. we look up into the night sky above us to dream, to marvel, to believe in things that are based only in faith, and to imagine the deeper meaning of our lives. in the heavens we find peace, silence, and solitude. the universe is full of signs for each of us if we only take the time to notice and understand our cosmic connection to life, to our path, and to our journey which only we can find....i found mine, i found your name, the name of love" ― bodhinku, twilight galaxy
"she is the brightest star that lights my twilight galaxy. she's illuminating our path of love, we're walking together, hand-in-hand across the universe for all eternity...our sighs mutually entwined in heart-shaped celestial winds floating throughout the heavens. we exhale simultaneously, and then i breathe back in this clarity, and fall even more deeply in love with her" ― bodhinku, my universe
"there i am, standing in
the middle of a field, under
the glowing milky way.
i have all those
billions of stars to
light up my life and
keep me company during
these all nighters, but how on
earth could i ever be lonely?
the sun is coming up
soon, and i look at my
twilight galaxy and sigh
i'm wondering if
she is mirroring me at
this very moment,
thinking of me too,
longing for something more
she was destined for...
the sun comes up, and
i go to sleep, dreaming of
her floating with
me in the celestial wind"
"when i first saw
i knew you already
from gazing upward
at all the stars
i'd been looking into
for so long already,
through my twilight galaxy
my whole entire life
if stars would become
they'd truly know already
their exact name
was always yours"
"about you i will not lie
to say your name, i'm your guy
so much higher than high
with a salty tear i cry
please look me in the eye
then breathe out a big sigh
no need to ever try
to say the words goodbye
and baby you know why
because as long as we can fly
you'll be the other half of my sky
until the day that i die"
"galaxy's love star,
"like stars of night skies
you light my world near and far
showing all we are"
my galaxy in her eyes
sparkles, smiles, and sighs"
"across the universe
i love you
i cherish you
i honor you
i appreciate you
i hunger for you
i miss you
i smile at you
i adore you
in this twilight galaxy
you are loved"
"i will be your dream, i will be your reality...just close your eyes, and then re-open them and you will see my universe everywhere all at once" ― bodhinku, my universe
"i'm this windmill standing purposely in a field, alone under a canopy of stars and the twilight galaxy, grounded with its purpose for the crops, but reaching for the heavens...it's dreaming of celestial winds blowing through its blades, giving a richer meaning to it's solitary existence..." ― bodhinku, twilight galaxy
"there was a boy, that boy with the real love letters written in his name...he was meant to be loved. so, there was this girl...she was meant to be loved. that girl who travelled the world to find that boy with the love letters written in his name. she knew she would give him the love that no one else knew how to give. she'd love him for all the people who've withdrawn that love from him. inside he was that little boy just wanting to be loved for who he truly was. she saw him. the real him...the real little boy with sparkling blue eyes filled with excitement and love, she recognized him immediately. he was the one who wrote the love letters in his name. he was the one who wrote those letters upon the stars of her soul before she was born. they were reunited across his universe. across her universe, their souls are filled with love, together they are love. that boy and this girl, their names now together. they are nirvana in their twilight galaxy" ― bodhinku, the gift of eternal love
MORE QUOTES FOR EXTRA MEANING
this next tune, a classic from over 50 years ago, first released in late 1971, quite frankly, goes swimmingly with the meaning of my blog today, just imagine a world where natural inner beauty is celebrated, and egos are tamed, and life is based on peace, not greed: "imagine" by john lennon ... (just click on any of the words in the blue links to listen to the musical selection).... and also, here is a great cover of john lennon's "imagine" done beautifully by jack johnson and his guitar, creating new modern beach vibes to the tune... "imagine" by jack johnson (john lennon cover)
"imagine there's no heaven. it's easy if you try. no hell below us, above us is only sky. imagine all the people, living for today...imagine there's no countries. it isn't hard to do. nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. imagine all the people, living life in peace...you, you may say i'm a dreamer, but i'm not the only one. i hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one...imagine no possessions. i wonder if you can. no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man. imagine all the people, sharing all the world...you, you may say i'm a dreamer. but i'm not the only one. i hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one" ― john lennon, imagine
"your own positive future begins in this moment. all you have is right now. every goal is possible from here...there is a time to live and a time to die, but never is there time to reject the moment" ― lao tzu, tao te ching
"the universe presents us with endless opportunities to synchronize our path with our truth. and we have to open the gate to our heart. opening the heart unlocks the heart of the universe, and we see what is always before us " ― jeff brown, soulshaping
"and god himself could bend the universe, the heavens and the earth, rain meteor showers, birth supernovas, spin whole galaxies into reality in the breadth of a moment, and still never come close to fathering a sight that could steal the breath from me like hers" ― beau taplin
"and, at that moment, i swore that nothing in this universe could be so heavy as the absence of that person i love" ― beau taplin, the absence
"she calls to me. she calls to my aching, longing body and soul. she calls to me to let my heart go and shatter completely. let the crumbling husks of the old paradigms of love disperse into the four winds. to be raw and open and burn on the funeral pyre of rebirth. to be reborn into the deepest truth of authentic, present, passionate love. scattering myself like sunflower petals at her feet. to hear her song caling me across the universe" ― c. ara campbell
"i know who i am, and i love me. sometimes the things that never were, pull at us, because they feel incomplete, but maybe they are imperfectly perfect as they are, exactly the way they were always meant to be. we can be ourselves. we are alive. we are this moment" ― c. ara campbell
"she was like a moonless sky; dark, deep and eternal. fascinating. upon her skin a blanket of stars was scattered to be traced by knowing fingers, but who would take the time to search those skies? she ached to be chosen, but not by all, only by one. she knew who he was, she knew his name, and he knew her name, as he was always the one who looked up to her" ― c. ara campbell
"the universe was not created in time and finished, it's created each moment; it's being created each moment because it's its own being" ― osho, zen
and suddenly i saw
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night,
across the galaxy.
and i, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the great starry
likeness, image of
i felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
i wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke free on the open sky"
"love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it inside that galaxy inside us. but in order to do that, we need the other person. the vast universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with" ― paulo coelho, eleven minutes
"whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. it's your mission on earth. when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. so, i love you, because the entire universe conspired to help me find you" ― paulo coelho, the alchemist
"what if a dawn of a doom of a dream
bites this galaxy in two,
peels forever out of his grave,
"when your eyes are closed in deep silence and all words, music and thoughts have disappeared, you can hear the music of the universe. only then can your heart talk to the heart of the universe" ― debasish mridha
"as i took another breath, i saw the three stars again. they were not calling to me; they were letting me go, leaving me to my black universe i had wandered for so many lifetimes. i drifted into the black, and it got brighter and brighter. it wasn't black at all, it was blue. warm, vibrant, brilliant blue...i floated into it with no fear at all" ― stephenie meyer, the host
"pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind, possessing and caressing me, images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes, they call me on and on across the universe...jai guru deva, om. nothing's gonna change my world" ― john lennon
"i bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand" ― benjamin alire saenz
"look up; notice how the stars shine. look in; notice how the stars shine" ― laura jaworski
"i dance on galaxies, in the stars, in the creation of planets. i travel down towards my own planet, like a glittery meteor full of life...i run on the grass covered landscape, my birds flying along side of me. the twilight stars remind me: "time to dance.". the drums build, echo, reflect my beating heart. tree's sprout up, they have leaves that don't die when they change colour. the colours reflect my innocence and whimsy. i like them. i think i will keep them...my body moves with the wind, light streams from my fingertips, my breathing stutters in anticipation of more magic, my magic. my long hair billows, whirls, whips in the wind, and then gently lays upon my back again. i like it. i think i will keep me" ― cheri bauer, the spark of a muse
"the abandoned stars were his for the many rich hours of sparkling winter nights, and, unattended, he took them in like lovers. he felt that he looked out, not up, into the spacious universe, he knew the names of every bright star and all the constellations, and (although he could not see them), he was familiar with the vast billowing nebulae in which one filament of a wild and shaken mane carried in its trail a hundred million worlds. in a delirium of comets, suns, and pulsating stars, he let his eyes fill with the humming, crackling, hissing light of the galaxy's edge, a perpetual twilight, a gray dawn in one of heaven's many galleries" ― mark helprin, winter's tale
"will the spellbound world die with you
where memory hangs on
to clean breaths in life,
the white shadow of a first love,
a voice that struck your heart, the hand
you wanted to grab in dreams,
and every love
that fell in the soul down to the bottom sky?
will your world die with you,
the old life you remade in your way?
have the anvils and crucibles of your soul
been working for dust and wind?" ― antonio machado, border of a dream
"breathe. let go. and remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure...doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment" ― oprah winfrey
here is some extra music which you might like to hear... "under the milky way" by sia...this is a beautiful song with very meaningful lyrics to my impression here, it is a softly moody song with a melody that adds a wonderful ambiance as you continue to read the rest of my blog today...it is a delicately beautiful cover of the original 1987 version of the song, "under the milky way" by the church...(just click on any of words in the powder blue links to listen to the any song in this entire blog)
"sometimes when this place gets kind of empty, the sound of their breath fades with the light. i think about the loveless fascination under the milky way tonight. lower the curtain down in memphis. lower the curtain down all right. i got no time for private consultation, yeah, under the milky way tonight. i wish i knew what you were looking for. i might have known what you would find. and there's something quite peculiar, something that's shimmering and white leads you here despite your destination under the milky way tonight. i wish i knew what you were looking for. i might have known what you would find...i wish i knew what you were looking for, i might have known what you would find under the milky way tonight, under the milky way tonight...the milky way tonight...ohhh, under the milky way tonight..." ― sia, under the milky way (the church cover)
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