On Seeing, Believing and Our Invisible Universe
"Once you become aware that most of what exists is invisible, and it’s all light, we’re talking about the vibrations of photons here, then the idea that there could be apparitions, that there could be angels, that there could be any number of beings, of processes not a part of our every day experience becomes extraordinarily plausible.” - Dr. Gary Schwartz
I heard this incredible metaphor the other day in a documentary called The Voice suggesting that if the amount of vibration of light, of all things that exist, in the Universe is the size of the Empire State Building, the amount that we can see with our naked eye is smaller than a grain of sand... Basically most of all that exists in the Universe is invisible to us.
Which could be incredibly overwhelming, or deeply comforting depending on which way you decide to look at it.
For me, the realization that even with eyes wide open, most of what exists in the Universe, we simply can't see (meaning we literally live in a world of infinite possibility) is the most exciting thing ever. And whoever said they have to see it to believe it, might be severely limiting themselves.
The reality is most of our lives we are feeling our way through the dark. We never know what is going to happen tomorrow. And even our way of perceiving what is happening right now is limited to our ego's interpretation.
So, the way I see it, we could fight to understand it all, or we could embrace the not knowing. And trust that maybe just maybe the reason why sight is only one of many senses, is because we weren't supposed to rely on seeing alone.
And that maybe, if there really is an exponentially larger amount of things we don't know and can't see, that there might just be some really awesome alternatives to the challenges we face in our lives, that we never even considered.
Today more than ever my life, and my future, is a mystery to me. But for the first time I have found myself at peace with the not knowing. Not because I care any less about what happens, but because I know that my ideas of what could happen are so limited compared to the infinite possibilities that are out there, and I'd rather not limit myself by not being completely open to it all.
So here goes stepping into the dark unknown... I can't wait to see what's on the other side.