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On NOT Being The Center of The Universe... or acceptance thereof.

I woke up one morning, and I realized: I am not the center of the universe. It was not a painful feeling or one of great distress. It was like stepping through a doorway, a crossing of a threshold.

Before Copernicus (in the 1500’s), the earth was the center of the universe. As recent as 2014, a survey showed that 1 in 4 Americans still believe that the Sun revolves around the earth.

Let that sink in for a moment...

These numbers are wrong! Yes, you read that right.

Through my own experience, at least 3 in 4 people believe that the sun revolves around the earth. It doesn't stop there: they believe the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the multitudes of celestial bodies that exist: revolve around them!

This explains the glorious world of social media!

The irony or hypocrisy (depending on your perspective), is that this text is on my very own personal blog site. I do not believe that the entire world cares to know my thoughts. It should be painfully obvious that I care that they know my thoughts. If anything, I have to acknowledge that there is a motivating factor for this type of behavior.

The human penchant for discovery comes to mind; the world (as they say), is smaller than it was. Actually, the world is the same size that it has always been. Due to modern advances, we know more about the world than we have ever known.

We know more about the cosmos than we've ever known and yet I fear, we know less about ourselves.

As the journey toward permanence continues, gravity is present; as it always has been. This strange tug from larger celestial bodies is unmistakable. I am not the center of the universe. Entering Orbit, with all you other special folks…

May I remember the differences between knowledge and wisdom; ‘good’ works and charity; certainty and wonder; and Lust and Love.