Thursday, September 27, 2012

the endless sky

The recent live broadcasting from the International Space Station reminded me about how astonishing to think that just decades ago we, the human kind, had our first steps beyond our home planet. It was as if there were no more problems here on earth. Judging by the way we live generally; racing against time and trying to accomplish something in our lives, there is no question that problems will arise anytime. There are probably many things to feel really good about each day, but who really has the time to admire them? Sometimes spending a few moments looking at the world from above and looking at the sky can improve one’s mood in an instant, and maybe nobody can prove it better than the astronauts in space. With the missions that they carry and very limited entertainment on board the station, they do have something great which is the view of the heavens and earth from up there. A break in one’s life is always necessary, no matter the duration, as long as it makes one to appreciate life better, then it works. I’m grateful that the modern science today allow us to understand much better about our universe and admire them at the same time. Personally, thinking about the vastness of this ever-expanding universe, the world, and everything in it can add a little bit of happiness in the soul.

floating in space by fadil wimala

“Do those who disbelieve ever consider that the heavens and the earth were at first one piece, and then We parted them as separate entities; and that We have made every living thing from water? Will they still not come to believe?” (Quran 21:30)

“And the heavens, We constructed with power and skill and verily We are expanding it." (Quran 51:47)

“O society of jinns and men, cross the bounds of the heavens and the earth if you have the ability, then pass beyond them; but you cannot unless you acquire the law.” (Quran 55:33)

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