If you’ve been following my tweets and postings on Facebook for the last week or so, hopefully you’ve enjoyed some of our sunset photos. We moved to a new home in Montana that has some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen.
About a week ago I was out on the deck with my mother when something she said really hit me. She mentioned that the sun was setting and for the first time, I really thought about what that meant. Her simple comment made it an introspective experience for me.
We all know what sunset is and can picture it in our mind. Most of us could provide a definition of the sun dropping below the horizon or disappearing from our view.
Interestingly enough, most of us see it as the sun moving, dropping, disappearing and then leaving us. My mother even sadly said “Goodbye” to the sun, until tomorrow.
That’s when it hit me! Obviously, the sun wasn’t going anywhere- we were! The sun remains motionless in the same location day after day and we are spinning and revolving around the sun. The sun dropping and “setting” is just an illusion.
Yet, we seem to think that we’re remaining motionless and the sun rises and sets around us, rather than it being our actions, our movement that creates the illusion.
How many things in life are like this? Circumstances happen and we have the belief that they are happening TO us, rather than by us. It’s easier most times to believe that “life just happens” than it is to realize that we are the world and it is us that is spinning around the sun.
It is only when we take a step back and really look at what is going on, that we can understand the deeper reasons behind life, and understand that we are revolving, moving and growing, rather than being a powerless being standing still.
We have immense power to create the world around us, by our thoughts, feelings and actions.
So instead of sitting still today and thinking that the world is revolving around you, realize that it is you that is doing the moving, the creating and the growing around a very loving and supportive Universe. Kinda changes things just a bit, doesn’t it?
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Wow, I never ever looked at a sunset like that. Or a sunrise for that matter. profound indeed. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love this! This is how I’ve been living my life the past few years and it pays off. “realize that it is you that is doing the moving, the creating and the growing around a very loving and supportive Universe.”…yes! yes! yes!
Wonderful insight and eyesight! the pics are wonderful!
beautiful photos… and true we spend so much time rushing round we never stop to realise the beauty of life all around us all of the time, in so many different guises.
I absolutely love this post. This is an awesome way of looking at sunsets and life in general. I will be thinking about this today.
Great post. I constantly have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy things. I love your idea though with the sunset and sunrise. Love the images too. What a great view you have!
Wonder ‘higher’ perception Gail, and so very true. The world is not done to me, it is done by me (paraphrased from author Gary Renard). Thanks for sharing the Light daily.
Loving the sunset aha-moment you share. How true that we have such a choice to shape our world via “our thoughts, feelings and actions.” Emphasis on action:) Never underestimate the impact you can have on others. Love your work.
Al and Andrea,
Thank you for your kind comment. I greatly appreciate knowing that my work makes a difference. Thank you for sharing that, and your comments.
Gail, congratulations! Both your personal blog and Inspire me today have won Kreative Blogger awards. See my July 20 post on Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights: http://www.hotflashbackscoolinsights.blogspot.com.
Thanks for creating more joy and wisdom in my life–and giving me beautiful sunrises as I read the Daily Inspiration. That gives me the right attitude all the day till the beautiful sunset and beyond!