Life is But a Dream.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 28, 2012
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 The Spiritual Power of a Beautiful View.

Video: 139 Seconds of Wow: “This is our Planet.”

Lately, I’ve been a bit burnt out, negative, discouraged…still inspired…just tired.

I read the news, daily, and most (not all) is negative.

And I care. And I feel my idealism and naiveté run up against the horrendous things we human beings, intelligent and powerful, are blithely doing to one another and our planet, and our children’s future. And while many solutions seem simple, getting them done—with a busy, entertainment-happy first world and partisan politics and entrenched corruption, crime, and aggressive, selfish special interests…well, we seem rudderless, adrift.

So, watching this video, I relax. Heartbreak opens us up, and allows us some joy. In feeling the revolving planet, seen as a whole—beautiful, wonderful, horrendous, short, precious life comes back into focus.

The Dalai Lama once said that, in Buddhism, beautiful views are considered sacred: for in their perspective they remind us of our hearts, our inspiration, of what’s important…they remind us that life is but a dream.

Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Music: The XX – Intro


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Life is But a Dream.”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    139 seconds of falling love.

  2. Robert_Piper says:

    You have to turn the speakers up on this one — to get the full effect.

  3. B.K. says:

    I don't want to sound cheezy but that was a beautiful experience.

  4. Isabel says:

    Loved this!

  5. karlsaliter says:

    Basic goodness just rolling through the screen. Gracias.