The other day I had the chance to lie on a warm bench in the sun. Above me was a lattice work of cedar beams. I chose one square to look through to the blue sky above. All at once the sky was within me and I was in the sky.

My sense of the infinity of the universe was clear in that moment.

I thought we are all part of an amazing infinite universe. What part am I playing?

I knew that I was a part of the universe and at the same time not all of it. Like a drop of water in the ocean.

You cannot escape the importance you are to this universe. Each of us together make it all up and we are all connected.

Just then a hawk sailed by, many hundreds of feet up, just floating with the wind to remind me that when I remember I am an important part of this amazing universe I can just soar.