There’s a world beyond yours. Not in a galaxy far far away. Not in a collection of systems in our own Milky Way. It’s much closer than that. You might think it’s in our solar system, somewhere just right beyond our planet’s atmosphere but you’d be mistaken. Yet from where you stand, it can be considered equally out of reach.
But how could that be the case when it’s much closer than that? So close, yet so far. A span so great that no amount of rocket fuel and modern technology could help you navigate this distance. That destination, is just in our backyard…each of our backyards. And that my fellow man, is YOUR world.
This is my world and you’re just living in it! Is this what it has come to?
In the meantime, someone on the other side of the planet has taken the same kind of attitude. Before it’s said and done, your neighbor, your uncle, your cousin, and everybody in your household including yourself, try to become like God because we’ve created our own little worlds. But we are only made in his likeness, nothing else. He made this whole universe.
In all its grandeur, we belong to a time which is barely but a blip, which I imagine is not even equivalent to our Maker’s blink of an eye.
We are just worlds within a world. The world we create is only an exclusive one that is populated with our own ideals. Ruled by our own beliefs that albeit inhabited by others, our own individual pursuits bear more importance than that of the next man.
This could very well be the reason why there is this inconsiderable distance between all of us. In reality, if one does not acknowledge that intelligent life exist outside of earth, then one doesn’t have a reason to consider any lives but the ones on earth. Yet if someone believes in the existence of other inhabited worlds, they still may feel that it’s so far, making it hard for them to even care about them being there at all.
What more if we scale the universe down into the vast emptiness of our minds even the best of us can have at times? We might not be able to grasp the concept of another world that our neighbor could be living in. Perhaps coz we are too preoccupied with living in ours. Maybe the divide that we so much so created plus the mandated social distance that we have to keep, eventually make it just too unfathomable for us to care.
Could it be that the human race is only trying to compartmentalize? Because we have suffered such a great trauma. But this gap is collectively a result of our actions or the lack thereof and surely it is only we who will be able to bring it back together.
Why can’t we? Should we continue to act like we are light years away from one another? We can’t come to a realization that your world rotates on the same axis as mine? It revolves on the same exact orbit. We are located on the same atlas, much less breathe the same air.
We are mere mortals.
We all came from a womb, made from the same materials as the stars. We were connected in the vacuum of space before we ever came to be in this place. We are all actors in this grand stage we pass thru called life.
We are much closer than we think. We are much more connected than we might feel. Your energy I can feel with words unspoken, if I listen with my heart. If I reach out to you with my soul, I can feel your pain. One day soon, I am hoping for someone to let me welcome them to this world in which I live in. OURS.