In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something, and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied, “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
Credit Patrick Morley http://www.maninthemirror.org/
This is the Earth! This is where you live.
This is where you live in your neighborhood, the solar system.
The distance, to scale, between the Earth and the moon. Doesn’t look too far, does it?
Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, nice and neatly.
That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.
The size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:
What Saturn’s rings would look like if they were around Earth
What a Comet looks like compared with Los Angeles
That’s nothing compared to our sun. Just remember, you are here.
You from the moon
You from Mars
You from just behind Saturn’s rings
You from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away
The size of Earth compared with the size of our sun
Sun from the surface of Mars
Credit Dave Stopera BuzzFeed Staff