Last updated on 19 September 2023
The atoms that make up all life on Earth, everything we see and touch around us, contain the same basic building blocks. We’re made of stardust. We are one.
This is astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson‘s “most astounding fact about the universe.” Life has woven us from the same fabric as all the beings, planets, stars, and galaxies in the entire universe.
We Are One
In that same interview, Dr. Tyson goes on to mention a kind of cosmic connectivity that brings us all together; not only with each other but with everything everywhere.
From the stray dog in your local animal shelter to the person you fell in love, the universe has connected you and me to everything everywhere.
So Let’s Connect
Max Schlickenmeyer created this beautiful video (on Vimeo) to Dr Tyson’s explanation of that astounding fact. While you take it in, I invite you to reflect on everyone you influence and everyone who influences you.
Does the idea that we’re all just threads in the same tapestry change your perception of them? We are one! How does it feel?
Thanks a million, Hester Bruikman, for sending me this video!