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Think big

Orion magazine has a meditation on the vastness of the universe that’s worth thinking on.

“To sense that behind anything that can be experienced,” Einstein once said, “there is a something that our mind cannot grasp and whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly and as a feeble reflection, this is religiousness.”

Whatever we believe in–God, children, nationhood–nothing can be more important than to take a moment every now and then and accept the invitation of the sky: to leave the confines of ourselves and fly off into the hugeness of the universe, to disappear into the inexplicable, the implacable, the reflection of that something our minds cannot grasp.

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  1. The fact that more and more people can’t see the night sky is a problem, since they will never have a chance to regularly contemplate this vastness, nor be properly humbled. — EB

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