Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This beautiful video by Max Schlickenmeyer is his answer:
Buddhists have long believed that everything in the universe is connected to everything else, and now physics has proved it. Right down to the quantum level, and perhaps even deeper, into the theoretical strings of string theory.
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 most 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, 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, you want to feel relevant. You want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on and activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive.
~Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Emptiness is impermanence, it is change.
We should not complain about impermanence,
because without impermanence, nothing is possible.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
(Tyson source: Brainpickings)