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Seeing the stars to expand the sense of self

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Ever wondered why, when  looking at the night's sky full of stars and contemplating your own insignificance, the feelings accompaning these thought are not negative but in the contrary very positive and meaningful?

I think one very underlooked reason why society is more disconnected from spirituality than ever before is that we do not experience the vast emptiness and grandeur of the nights sky. Confined in a box, the ego will have a tendency to contract itself. Outside in the emptiness of space, the ego is given chance to naturally expand on it's own.

When looking at the night's sky, something deep in our human consciousness is aware that what it is seeing is it's very own being. The study of the stars is the study of the Self. A true sense of vastness is invaluable for the unconscious mind to realize it's potential.

Put the ego in a box, it will become a box. Put the ego into emptiness, it will become emptiness. Becoming directly aware of the whole is a great way to instantly increase consciouscness. It is not an accident that astronauts who see the earth from orbit experience a complete change in their perspective.


Empathy is not merely feeling for others, it is the recognition of the other as the self. This is why more consciouscness leads to more empathy, one is equal to the other. Now, all you have to do is have empathy for the stars, and empathy for the space they reside in. True empathy.



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Indeed. If one is a natural mystical experience wanker, one should

1) stargaze at night

2) spend time in nature and vast valleys

3) looking around from a high building, mountain, elevated place

4) take baths in sea or a large water body 

5) listen to birds chirp very early in the morning

6) watching sunrise and sunset from a vast space etc

Modern society is all about compartmentalization and putting everything in a box. No wonder ego has developed some really twisted patterns. One can literally look at a TV screen and spend 90% of their lifetime.

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''Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather''

- Bill Hicks

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