“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
In our solar system, where we are located, is a tiny dot called Earth. What are you if Earth is this minuscule speck compared to a Universe that we don't know the extent of it?
On our planet, chaos and disruption are perpetually happening somewhere. Humans are continually up against something, whether it be a conflict, pandemic, fires, floods, crime, etc. The list of personal issues includes melancholy, problems with money, suicides, arguments, and much more. All of this is taking place in our tiny world, a part of a solar system that is part of an enormous galaxy. A Galaxy is one of billions. It is truly mind-boggling.
Are there only us on Earth conscious beings among the billions of stars and planets in the universe? Take a moment to reflect on that.
My purpose in writing this article is to make the point that many of us spend our energy on unhappy emotions because we are too busy coping with the problems of daily life. Considering that stars are magnificent and you are formed of stardust, you must also be glorious. You should be acting on that thought!
My interest in astronomy has helped me put many things into context. When the skies are clear, I enjoy watching the night skies and find it fascinating to look out and imagine what might be there. It makes me feel incredibly peaceful. I do not doubt that we are not alone, that other beings exist, and that they are also here on Earth. You can watch endless videos on YouTube about the Reptilians (they are not all bad news), the little greys (clones), the tall greys, the Nordics, the tall whites, the Paledians and many more.
The late astronomer Carl Sagan said the following, which puts it all up perfectly:
There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
Don't just take my word for it, see what NASA writes about humans being stardust.