In the beginning of my spiritual journey, I saw a video made by Carl Sagan called the pale blue dot. Voyager had taken a picture of earth from 4 billion miles away, and it was a tiny little spec about the size of a pixel. That spec was the home to every human being who has ever lived.

Every joy and every suffering we’ve read about from kings, queens, and peasants has happened on this dot. Every love story, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar and supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived here. Everything we’ve ever known as a human being has happened on this planet.

When I saw the video the words PLANET OF EMOTION ran thru my head. I realized that in the vast expanse surrounding that planet not another form of human life has been found. I had an epiphany that our physical bodies were basically a human carriage?a precious vessel that carried us around on this planet so we could have our human experience. It made so much sense that regardless of our race, religion, or political orientation, at our core, we are the same. We all have the same emotions at one time or another. We all face financial issues, health issues, grief, suffering as well as love, peace and joy and enlightenment.

And we are all terminal? meaning at some point or another we will pass on as well. How are you handling this journey? Do you feel comfortable here? What have you learned to appreciate? And what are you struggling with?

Let’s explore together and relax into the knowing that we are not alone in our emotions and feelings.