Yogic philosophy teaches us that all things are one—that we are all simply different parts of a single being.
When I went through my yoga teacher training, the idea of oneness changed my life. When we understand that “I am you, and you are me,” our perspective radically changes. We become empathetic creatures who know that we are never alone—and that’s just the beginning.
In this video, “Fractal Universe, We Are All Connected,” the scientific explanation of this theory is made clear and accessible. In a mere five minutes, through a series of gorgeous images, the principles of creation are illustrated and shown to apply to everything—from a newly born sun to a single quark.
Everything that exists is demonstrated to relate to every other thing, and within each molecule, universes live, and within each universe molecules are the foundation.
When I think about these ideas, I often reflect on something I heard years ago:
When scientists began studying quantum physics, they were observing life on the subatomic level for the first time. The problem was that on this level, atoms flow into one another, making the scientist and the experiment he was performing indiscernible from one another. The atoms from the microscope, from the man looking through the microscope and from whatever was on the microscopic plate were not distinct, but blended together.
In other words, if you look from a certain perspective, the idea that things are one is not figurative, it is literally true.
And though this is true, and I do believe it, it’s still a hard concept to wrap my head around. “Fractal Universe, We Are All Connected” eloquently gets the point across.
The most compelling moment in this succinct piece is the final one, which pictures a single human brain cell next to an image of the universe– and they look exactly the same.
Watch and see if you don’t sit back in awe of life…a life which seems unfathomable, but is so logical and extravagant and full of love.
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Editor: Jenna Penielle Lyons
Photo: Screenshot from “Fractal Universe, We Are All Connected”