The Most Amazing Astounding Fact
This video by Neil deGrasse Tyson is so amazing and uplifting, I just had to share it for you to watch too. It’s actually called The Most Astounding Fact but I added in Amazing because I think it is and it became The Most Amazing Astounding Fact.

Be Astounded!

From the video! 

The most amazing astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to the crucibles.

That cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched inner core across the galaxy guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the basic fundamental ingredients of life itself.

These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense then collapse to form the next generation of solar systems, stars with orbiting planets and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself, So that when I look up at the night sky – and I know that yes, 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.

When I reflect on that fact, I look up. Many people feel small because they’re small in the universe is big, but I feel big because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity that’s, really what you want in life.

You want to feel connected want to feel relevant but feel like a participant in the goings-on of the activities and events around you. that’s precisely what we are just by being alive.

My Thoughts

This is so true, something I already know but it is good to be reminded of it every so often. The universe is part of us as we are part of it.

Those of us on an awakened path already know that everything is connected.

That we are all made of atoms, hence the interconnectedness.

I find that seeing and listening to this video very uplifting and energising.  For me it has the power of transformation.

Have you listened to it and watched it?  What did you think?

What is the Universe?

From Wikipedia:

  • The universe is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological description of the development of the universe. According to estimation of this theory, space and time emerged together 13.799±0.021 billion years ago, and the universe has been expanding ever since. While the spatial size of the entire universe is unknown, it is possible to measure the size of the observable universe, which is currently estimated to be 93 billion light-years in diameter.

What we See

Do you stand outside at night and look at the stars? How does it make you feel?The Most Amazing Astounding Fact

I often feel awed by the vastness of what I can see as I look up at the night sky. Even knowing that there is so much more in the vastness we call the universe. I look at the stars knowing that the light I can see now may already have been extinguished and the star no longer in existence because of the amount of time it takes for the light to reach us.

I find that any worries or concerns I might have seem insignificant against this backdrop that has existed for millenia. It makes me ask myself if that concern is important, will it matter in 6 months or a year? It just seems to encourage me to put things into perspective.

The Moon

I can’t talk about the night sky without mentioning the moon. The moon has an affect on people and some are affected adversely, it affects their mood one way or another and can be quite severe. More recently scientists have said that the waxing moon has an affect on many people’s sleeping pattern. In that lead up to the full moon sleep can be disrupted, which of course is not good.

On the plus side as the full moon begins to wane, good sleep is usually restored.

I do love to see the full moon, I find that very uplifting too. Sometimes my sleep is disturbed as it waxes, not always but I always notice how many people will say they haven’t slept well for a few days. Often they are unaware whether the moon is there or not.

I have an office in my garden so I notice it more than most. I also have a weather station indoors that shows the phases of the moon. I check it often in passing.

Does the moon affect you?


This post is a bit different but having discovered the video I felt the need to share it so more people would get to see it.

If it affected you in any way, please let me know in the comments. Did you like it?

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