The Pale Blue Dot Question
As the spacecraft Voyager was leaving orbit, the astronomer Carl Sagan, said: "Wait... Turn it around for just one moment...
Let's see ourselves from that...far...away."
For the first time in history, a photograph showed the earth as a "pale blue dot" in a beam of light against a vast and unending darkness. The Voyager 1 was said to be about 6.4 billion kilometers, equivalent to 4 billion miles away, when it took a picture of our home.
"What do you want to do with your time on this pale blue dot?" The photo of the blue dot calls us to reflect upon our actions and find purpose in what we do. I think at some point in life, you begin to ask yourself what your legacy will be. Being a good mother is very important to me. Loving the people in my life to the best of my ability. Spending my time in ways that I'm proud of.
This year, I made the decision to be Vegan. I was Vegan for many years in the past, but I let it fade over the years. For reasons I may never fully understand, I woke up once again.
Being Vegan is one of the most important decisions I've made in my life. It's a liberation and a spiritual calling. It's a choice to be compassionate, every day. It's a powerful feeling to choose compassion, empathy, and regard for all living beings over self-satisfaction.