Compassion For Others

Do humans really occupy a special place in the cosmos?

Watch this video and you will find out.

You will also learn why it is important for us to develop compassion for others and love our children.

The views of the universe are stunning!

This video, from the Symphony of Science, was created using snippets from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Richard DawkinsGenius of Charles Darwin series, Dawkins’ TED Talk, Stephen Hawking‘s Universe series, Michio Kaku‘s interview on Physics and aliens, plus added visuals from Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi, History Channel’s Universe series, and IMAX Cosmic Voyage. The themes present in this song are intended to explore our understanding of our origins within the universe, and to challenge the commonplace notion that humans have a superior or privileged position, both on our home planet and in the universe itself.

Carl Sagan says,

As the ancient mythmakers knew we’re children equally of the earth and the sky. In our tenure on this planet, we’ve accumulated a dangerous evolutionary baggage. We’ve also acquired compassion for others, love for our children, and a great soaring passionate intelligence: the clear tools for our continued survival.

Developing compassion is not difficult when we realize our place in the universe.

If you want to put your compassion in action, please help save the planet. Go on over to 350.org and give of your time, energy and material resources to awaken our fellow humans to the urgency of global warming, climate change, and loss of species.

Do you believe that humans have special place in the universe? If so, why? If not, why not? Please also share your questions, comments, thoughts and feelings.

Note: This video first appeared on Best Meditation Videos on October 3, 2012.

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