It is my hope that through my writing I may help heal, teach, and guide others on their spiritual journeys and in this life. Whatever our backgrounds, religious or not, we are all on the same journey. Though I may reference different philosophical schools, religions, and spiritual practices, I believe that under the surface they all provide paths for us to free ourselves from our sufferings and live a good and joyful life.
Cosmologists study the universe in its totality: the origin, the structure, and the processes. By studying the planets, the stars, meteorites, and space itself, astronomers search to understand the past and the origins of both the universe and of ourselves. They are like the archaeologists of the universe. Here are five amazing facts that they have discovered that show that we are the cosmos:
1) The amino acids that make proteins, came from meteorites. These building blocks for life did not originate on our planet, but were delivered here from outer space. Without amino acids, there would be no RNA, DNA, or life on Earth.
2) The calcium in our bones and the iron in our blood came from stardust. We can quite literally “thank our lucky stars”!
3) Ether pervades all space, including the space within and between our cells, and is the medium of transmission of light, heat, and electromagnetic waves.
4) One percent of the static between television stations is microwave sound left over from the Big Bang. The sounds of the cosmos are vibrating through and all around us!
5) Outer space is only 20 kilometers away. That’s less than a half marathon distance! We are so close, yet we think it is something way out there. In reality space is everywhere. It is the most abundant thing in the universe. It is part of every particle, atom, cell, rock, creature, planet, star, and black whole.
In a interview with Time magazine, astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked: What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?
He answered: We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.
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