You Are Nothing

May 17, 2011

Matter is composed chiefly of nothing. This was realized long ago at Cambridge University in England, when the nature of the atom was first understood. We live in a very exciting time when science and technology speak in parallel with ancient philosophies thousands of years old commenting on the observed nature of our surroundings and the spirituality that results from this experience. When Carl Sagan said, “If you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe”, in that one short sentiment he summarizes my last post about seeing the divinity in every single thing that exists. To a person who doesn’t have an awareness of a divine creator, an apple pie is just an apple pie. At most, it is the sum of the parts of the apple pie that were laid out in front of the person baking it. To an aware individual, looking at an apple pie is the same as looking billions of years through time into the distant past at stars that were born and had already died and were responsible for creating the elements that humans categorized on the periodic table, of which all known matter is composed. Which, as it turns out, is chiefly nothing.

2 Responses to “You Are Nothing”

  1. Diane said

    One of my favorites so far.

  2. carl golembeski said


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