The Most Astounding Fact from Max Schlickenmeyer.
Video from KarmaTube
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells us what astonishes him most about our universe: that the atoms comprising our bodies are literally made of star-dust. "So that 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 both of those facts is that the universe is in us," he says. "There is a level of connectivity" - which is what most of us want in life: to feel connected, relevant. (Courtesy of KarmaTube)
This video is just astonishingly beautiful - and connects on so many different levels. I was thinking of Joni Mitchell's song Woodstock the other day, and its beautiful refrain:
"We are stardust, we are golden
And we've got to get ourselves back to the Garden."
This also is the essence of Buddhism: that the cosmos, including us, is one inseparable wonder. Things, including human beings, rise and fall, but there is simply the timeless moment.