Journal #6 We Circle Around The Sun

Throughout life we loose are sense of our free spirit, we have more responsibility, more expectations and suddenly we think the world revolves around us, that it should stop when we need it to and go when we want it to. Unforyunetly, that is not the case.


To semi quote from the play “Our Town” . Hi, I am Donatella, I live in Ontario, in Canada, the continent of North America, the western hemisphere, on the Earth, the solar system, the universe, the mind of God. In the whole scheme of things, I am nothing but a dot in existence and that is a scary thought, knowing that your importance to the world isn’t really all that big. But yet you can make an impact on which the world you live in and the people you are surrounded by. Unfortunately, we will never be able to fathom that because we are to busy worrying about the lack of time we have or the fact that we are going to be late or to early. We think the world revolves around us, we have been told that we are not the world but for one second, stop and think as if we were, in the whole scheme of the solar system

Living in North America, our mindset is different then the rest of the world…ironically we will never notice because we think it must stop for us. In North America we have forgotten the little joys in life like family, friends, relaxing. We have replaced it with work, cellphones, and marked days and times we must supposably “wind down.” Why have we become so obsessed with times and dates and numbers? We have forgotten about the people, stories and emotions among us. Around the world shops on Sundays are often still closed in respect for the Sabbath day, as well as saint days are still celebrated. Here in North America those values have been washed away by money and a lack of selflessness.

We assume that we need things done on our time, that if it is not done when we want it then it’s not good enough. What we need to notice is that there is a whole other world out there with peoples, places, religions,and relationships. The world does not need us…we need it.

Now remember how I said for one second, stop and think as if we were the world in the perspective of the solar system. The sun does not go around the Earth. We are the ones moving. We orbit the sun because we need it. We need the light and heat in order to survive and if it was not there we would be dark and struggling. We think that we are the center of the universe, but the truth is… we need to circle the ones we love for as long as they’re here. It is selfish I know but we can share our traits and love with the one we orbit.We need to hold them close, because no matter how far we travel, they are the ones who hold us in place. It is like gravity, and without it we would lose connection and all float away. We are not God, we are just a dot in existence.

Hi, I am Donatella, I live in Ontario, in Canada, the continent of North America, the western hemisphere, on the Earth, the solar system, the universe, the mind of God. And the next time you are late for a train, bus meeting or school, just the friendly reminder that it does not need us, we need it because… We Circle Around The Sun

~XOXO Donatella

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