July 4, Summer Sounds and Universe

Happy July 4th, the fireworks are for you! We hope you can have some fun this July 4th weekend. Whether you are going out with friends and family or spend time alone, we hope you can do something joyful and peaceful. The pandemic restrictions might return if the COVID-19 variant is infecting more people. Celebrate the summer when you can, pool parties, BBQ, fireworks, and parade. Don't miss out. Or you might want to spend some time alone, go for a walk along the beach, in the woods, along the creek. Listen to Nature. What do you hear? Sounds of frogs, crickets, fireflies, owls? 

Enjoy the sounds of the animals mating and the scent of Nature. Let Nature nourishes you, and the Universe embraces you. You are an integral part of the Universe. You belong to everything and eternity. Many intellectuals and thinkers had written about this unity and connection. Some examples:

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe' —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of Nature in its beauty."~Alber Einstein

"You are not IN the Universe, you ARE the Universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately, you are not a person, but a focal point where the Universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle." ~Eckhart Tolle

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle. "~Deepak Chopra

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your Nature with Nature. "~Joseph Campbell

"The Universe is saying: 'Allow me to flow through you unrestricted, and you will see the greatest magic you have ever seen.'" ~Klaus Joehle

"The universe took its time on you / crafted you precisely so you could offer the world / something distinct from everyone else / so when you doubt how you were created / you doubt an energy greater than us both." ~Rupi Kaur

"Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body." ~Dan Millman

"There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe." ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them." ~Elizabeth Gilbert

"We are not figuratively, but literally stardust." ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

"You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should." ~Max Ehrmann

"If we would just take a moment to look around, we would find that the universe is in constant communication with us." ~Alexandria Hotmer

We are spiritual beings having a human experience here on Earth.

Happy July 4th, the fireworks are for you!