What is the most astounding fact about the universe?
In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) answers what seems like a scientific question that has no relation to people outside of the world of science. Until he grounds his answer in the truth of human beings.
What many people don’t know is that we are surrounded by metaphors in everyday activities through to the sciences of the universe. Astrology is essentially looking at what the different planets and stars are doing and relating that to our lives. Our bodies through their symptoms and diseases are a metaphor for the way we are reacting to the world around us. This can be proven by looking all the way down to a cellular level and observing what’s happening in the body in the same way astrologists and astrophysicists do when looking at the stars and planets. When you begin to realise this, the world around you becomes a little more colourful.
The universe is in you. That is a fact, not some grand statement. Don’t forget that. The most astounding fact you didn’t know about yourself is that you have everything inside you that you need to live an amazing life.
I personally watch this video at least once a week. It reminds me of what I am capable of when I’m too scared to go and do something for myself or when I’m scared to step out into the world and push myself into that dark, unknown space beyond my comfort zone.
It may be hard to comprehend what Neil says in this video, so I suggest coming back a few times to listen to it again. Every time you listen to it, it will have more meaning and you’ll get a better understanding of what he means. It’s a total perspective changer.
Tell those that you care about that they have a universe within them, that they have everything they have ever needed to live an amazing life by sharing this with your friends and family.