via Daily Prompt: Wonder

Stevie Wonder, Wonder Woman (especially Lynda Carter), the Seven Natural Wonders, are all engaging in their own right. But the video feeds my real sense of awe – the wonder of the universe. In the 1920s Edwin Hubble was able to prove a long held theory that the universe was expanding and wasn’t static. More recently, scientists have discovered that the universe is expanding at a faster rate than originally thought.

The video attempts to show in a graphic sense the scale and form of the universe, a true wonder to captivate the mind. It certainly brings a sense of scale to our galaxy, and to our planet. But it doesn’t diminish me or any of us, rather, it captures the sense of how wonderful it is we are even here, and that we are part of something that is truly amazing. That thought drives me to contribute, to learn, to be in community, to live into life, to be creative, to live compassion. There is more to life than just self, and there is more to life than just drudge, there is a universe, and that tells me we are part of something big, something unseen and unknown, something beyond our limitations. It tells me there is something more, and in relation, I am no mere speck, I am not irrelevant, but rather, I am part of the integrity of that whole, part of that wonder.





Filed under astronomy, community, life, nature, Science

17 responses to “Wonder

  1. Thanks for sharing your perspective Paul and most importantly the video.

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  2. Reblogged this on Megha's World and commented:
    Watch this amazing video to show in a graphic sense the scale of the universe, a true wonder.

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  3. David A Fischer

    Reblogged this on Removing The Veil and commented:
    You are most definitely part of something bigger my friend. Nice work. 🙂

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  4. so beautifully said … here is an old poem of mine saying the same thing in a different way

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  5. wow just watched it now [left Mum’s and got access to NBN at my best friends] how amazing something Eastern philosophy has been teaching for thousands of years! We are just small threads in a huge tapestry as I often say in my posts ….

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  6. That’s an interesting video indeed. The sheer scale of the universe overwhelms me, and If I think about it too long it makes my head hurt.
    Thanks for following my blog, which is much appreciated.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. Lyn Cannon

    Wow mind boggling


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