Have you ever asked yourself, what is the one most astounding fact about The Universe and reality? What is the one fact that leaves everyone in awe?
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked this question in an interview. His answer resulted in countless videos that are watched more than million times in total.
We tend to overlook scientific facts because of their exactness. They leave you without any room for imagination.
But there are some facts, that if you really think about, you will be left so awestruck and humble, your eyes will tear up and you will see magic not found in the wildest fantasies.
Such fact is this one, that the atoms that constitute our bodies were a part of the stars that created our galaxies.
This fact suggests that we are not just inside and a part of The Universe but that The Universe is within us. It’s part of us.
Really grasping this fact will give you a sense of tranquility and belonging you will not find anywhere outside of you.
This sole fact suggests that we are all literally connected with everything and everyone on an atomic level.
We all come from the same star explosion, from a spectacularly grand event that created most of the galaxies in The Universe we see today.
And even more astounding is that we, the part of The Universe that we are, have gained enough consciousness to be able to understand this fact and observe our origins.
We are The Universe being conscious of itself, and realizing how the stars we see in the night sky are connected with each and every single one of us.
This sole fact, if you really grasp it, holds bigger meaning for us humans, than any other spiritual truth. And yet, it came from science.
This tells us that science and spirituality are not separate from each other. In fact, science can be one of the most powerful tools for spirituality if it’s used properly.
Here you can watch the beautiful animation Chris Herr has created with Neil deGrasse Tyson narrating his answer on The Most Astounding Fact.