Posts Tagged ‘Earth’
“Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.”
“Three and a half million years separate the individual who left these footprints in the sands of Africa from the one who left them on the moon. A mere blink in the eye of evolution. Using his burgeoning intelligence, this most successful of all mammals has exploited the environment to produce food for an ever-increasing population. [...]”
— David Attenborough,
“Greetings Earthlings. We are making this transmission to you at this point in your Earth’s history as the time has now arrived that you can become aware of your greater destiny with regard to other beings in the cosmos. Contact has been slowly established over the recent years of your Earth’s history. The purpose has been to evolve your awareness to the point where you can become a responsible member of the Intergalactic Community. What is required is that you look inside yourself, to the source of your being and to discover your inherent divinity.The first step is to focus upon and to hold onto, that energy that you call love. By continuing to do this, you will gradually come to the realization that your present reality is but a holographic projection of your mind, and phenomena which used to appear supernatural, will become your normality.”
“Long ago, when an early galaxy began to pour light out into the surrounding darkness, no witness could have known that billions of years later some remote clumps of rock and metal, ice and organic molecules would fall together to make place called Earth; or that life would arise and thinking beings evolve who would one day capture a little of that galactic light, and try to puzzle out what had sent it on its way. And after the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it’s burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being — and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth.”
— Carl Sagan