September 30, 2014 at 3:59 am #43005
If you want to feel like a tiny crumb, consider the following:
Think about driving in car at 80mph for 12 hours continuously. How far do you get?
Maybe a few states away, at best. This is but a TINY arc on the surface of the Earth.
Yet, stars are insignificant when you consider the whole Milky Way Galaxy . . .
3. Size of the Milky Way
Yet the Milky Way is but a tiny dot in Laniakea!
Keep in mind that each dot is a GALAXY in its own right.
StevenSeptember 30, 2014 at 4:06 am #43006
At 35 seconds: Laniakea looks like some kind of fractal jellyfish.
At 52 seconds: Cosmic web of galaxies=picture of the inside of the human brain!!
At 1:26: Picture of human lungs?
At 2:16: Each circle represents a galaxy.
Oh is that all? Nothing major, just something “puny” like a galaxy. One dot in the Orion arm of our Milky Way is our sun (and solar system).
At 3:16: Oh, Laniakea is just one of these things. Why not?
Oh and btw, Laniakea and Perseus-Pisces look like a set of kidneys, or husband/wife?
Considering the human brain, kidneys, lungs idea . . .
Maybe the reason the universe is expanding is because the universe is really just a little kid, and as you know, kids gets larger as they get older. Galaxies are just blood cells.
Yet we as humans get all worked up about stuff, and we are not even skin cells OF skin cells.
StevenSeptember 30, 2014 at 5:46 am #43008
I look deep into my heart,
to the core where wisdom arises.
Wisdom comes from the Unnamable
…and unifies heaven and earth.
The Unnamable is always with you,
shining from the depths of your heart.
From: A Book of Psalms
translated and adapted by Stephen Mitchell
Thanks for that.September 11, 2015 at 9:35 am #43010
I read recently that the human body is composed of 1×10^25 atoms. 1 with 25 zeroes after it. 10 million billion billion atoms in your body.
Not only that, but each atom is a nucleus of protons/neutrons surrounded by electrons and there is a vast space between the nucleus and the electrons.
In other words each atom is mostly space. In fact if you compressed all the ‘matter’ of protons/neutrons/electrons so that there is no space, then it would fit into a teaspoon.
That means all the actual matter in your body fits into a teaspoon, but in nature the atoms expand to include lots of space, that’s why you are 5’8″ or whatever. But actually the matter there is very small indeed.
But we don’t see it.
Because we our strongly conditioned to perceive life in a certain way.
If we have 1×10^25 atoms inside us we are actually vast. We are vast like a universe … if only we could see it.
Perhaps we actually are the universe for something very small. And perhaps what we call the universe is really the body of a being living in a universe of his scale.
In other words we perceive the world at a particular scale, but that scale is not objective.
The universe really is vast, and if we start with our own bodies, they are vast.
There are many such illusions human live under.
Another is that the stars up in the sky live in a black space. They do not.
If we try to comprehend stars in space in a 3 dimensional way, then you realise the stars are “cosmic concentrations of matter” in a goldfish bowl of emptiness. they hang in a clear space, in a void. Not in blackness.
The blackness that we see when looking up at the night sky is a translation of the electromagnetic waves reaching the eyes, translated into the subconscious intelligence of the monkey we live inside.
But in reality, it is not black. Space is not black. The stars do not live in blackness.
They live in a goldfish bowl-like void.
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