10 August, 2014

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

The great discovery of contemporary science is that the universe is not simply a place but a story, a story in which we are immersed, to which we belong, and out of which we arose.

This story has the power to awaken us more deeply to who we are.  For just as the Milky Way is the universe in the form of a galaxy, and an orchid is the universe in the form of a flower, we are the universe in the form of a human.  And every time we are drawn to look up into the night sky and reflect on the awesome beauty of the universe, we are actually the universe reflecting on itself.  And this changes everything.
Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Journey of the Universe

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