Miracle. All of it.

Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and beauty of the world.  And it’s breathtaking…

Ever since we discovered that Earth is round and turns like a mad spinning-top, we have understood that reality is not as it appears to us…

We are made up of the same atoms and the same light signals as are exchanged between pine trees in the mountains and stars in the galaxies…

What are we, in this boundless and glowing world?

We have a hundred billion neurons in our brains, as many as there are stars in a galaxy, with an even more astronomical number of links and potential combinations through which they can interact. We are not conscious of all of this. “We” are the process formed by this entire intricacy, not just by the little of it of which we are conscious…

Lucretius expresses this, wonderfully: . . . we are all born from the same celestial seed; all of us have the same father, from which the earth, the mother who feeds us, receives clear drops of rain, producing from them bright wheat and lush trees, and the human race, and the species of beasts, offering up the foods with which all bodies are nourished, to lead a sweet life and generate offspring . . .

Life is precious to us because it is ephemeral…

~ Carlo Rovelli, excertps from Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


Notes:

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  • Inspiration: Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Comments

  1. yes, all so beautiful and true –

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  2. Lovely.

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  3. Lovely.

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  4. Another important lesson in perspective…

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Now, more than ever, we need to understand this … ‘Life is precious to us because it is ephemeral … ‘

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  6. And people don’t like physics!

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  7. I’m not a Big one for physics, but at the same time I subscribe to much coming from Einstein’s brain 🙄🤔🤩
    Then again, who wd challenge those words above, so true and beautifully expressed?! AND a gorgeous portrait of the Master thrown in for free…. what a Sunday deal 🐽🐷 (in Switzerland we speak of having a ‘Glücksschwein’, so no dirty remark here…. )
    Enjoy this sunny hot and slightly windy 🌞🌬🌡☀️day.

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  8. Being one that love love loves possibilities, this line is a Big Wow for me: “We” are the process formed by this entire intricacy, not just by the little of it of which we are conscious… Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday!

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