I recently took a one-hour-long metro train ride during the peak hour. As the metro journey started, I couldn't help but notice the diverse group of people around me. Each person seemed to be in their own little world, lost in their thoughts and activities. But as I looked around, it made me wonder about the individual universes of each person.
I couldn't help but wonder about the folks around me as I continued to examine them. What are their stories? What has brought them to this specific metro train at this specific time? What are their dreams and hopes?
Every time I am in a crowded place or stuck in traffic or traveling on public transport, I have a similar feeling where I can't stop thinking about how small I or my little concerns or issues are in the grand scheme of things, and how many different lives exist around me and the existence of infinite universes.
The sight of so many people in one place is both overpowering and fascinating. I cannot help but think about how many different experiences, emotions, and tales each person must have had. Each person has faced unique difficulties, joys, and struggles throughout their lives. Nonetheless, here we are, sharing a space and a moment.
Walking through a crowd of people reminds us that we are all connected and that, despite our differences, we all share a common humanity.
Taking a moment to notice and appreciate this difference is both humbling and enlightening.
One of the reasons I enjoy viewing the sky when walking is that it serves as a continual reminder of our place in the cosmos and the connectivity of all things.
Finally, busy areas or the sky are not only a voyage through diversity and quiet reflection for me, but they are also a reminder of the endless universes that exist around us and the huge assortment of sensations that exist.
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