#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: How do you feel when you look at the stars?

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Feeling is not my “go to” language. But ask me how I “experience” looking at the night sky and I can speak, filtered by many years of wrestling with my theology and cosmology.

I experience total peace born of a sense of unity and an instinct that we are all born of the same stardust as those bright twinkling dots up there. We are in union with the One in whom it all has its source and which is apprehended in many great world faith traditions, epitomised in my own as the Christ, the One in whom all is dynamically complete. From early encounters with the writings of scientist-priest Teilhard de Chardin to the meditations on Matthew Fox’s Original Blessing, such awareness is deeply engrained into every fibre of my being.

It is the antidote to the existential dissonance (anxiety) that might otherwise consume me. This is what happens when I look at the stars.

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

4 thoughts on “Star-gazing

  1. Hello Dennis – Wondering Pilgrim

    Your Star-gazing thoughts ‘rang bells’ with me – that amazing feeling when you’re out of the city, gazing at the night sky, feeling the magnitude of what you’re seeing and thinking we are just a tiny part of the whole story.

    Therefore, I am asking your permission to use this one in the February In Touch, with the usual credits for the pic and especially the words!!!

    With best regards



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