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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Man In the Moon

So I was looking at the moon tonight... and it was breathtaking.  Big, full and golden, amongst a sea of clouds, close, yet so far.  I went into my yoga class and when I returned, it was smaller and white... just an unimpressive dot in the black sky.  It made me realize just how much things change, and yet never change.

The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the Earth... The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres of which only 59% of the surface is visible from earth...also, we always see the same side of the moon; the other side is always hidden.  Yet someone in Australia sees the moon at a different time, from a different angle, in a different hemisphere than someone in the US... and someone in the US sees it differently at a different phase, different location, or a different time even.  Some people see a man in the moon.  Some watch it's phases for astrological signs.  Some see it as the nighttime sun.  But no matter what you see or how you interpret the moon... you're right.

We are all like the moon, we have a physical body that some see as big or small depending on where they're looking from... yet our surface area is the same no matter what they percieve.  We all represent different things to different people... to some we're a teacher, to some a friend, to some a threat and to some the world.  Whatever they see is true to them, but no matter what people see you as, or like, it doesn't change who you are.  It doesn't change what you do or why, it is only what they can see from where they are based on their own experience.

Just like the moon, you are an important part of a system that is in fact working together.  You can only shine at whatever phase you're at whether full or new and keep going through the cycles as they come.  You can only stay amidst the stars and do whatever it is you're here to do, and know that it is perfect for you... because like the moon you're more than just what is seen, there's a man (or woman) inside, even if it's not always visible.

Today's Silver Lining:

"Monopoly, twenty one, checkers, and chess. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Mister Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Let's play Twister, let's play Risk. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, See you in heaven if you make the list. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Hey Andy, did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch? Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey baby, are we losing touch?  If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon, If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool."  Man on the Moon - by REM

Remember these!!!  So much fun, I think I'm gonna get a new pair : )

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