Almost 18 billion years ago, a huge energy event began. We call it the Big Bang. From that dramatic moment, which we don’t scientifically understand, to the present, we have mapped a constantly expanding Universe. We measure expansion in terms of time, rate and distance. But it is just as accurate, perhaps more revealing, to consider expansion in terms of increasing complexity, consciousness, and life.
We are a product of the Universe’s evolution. From the Big Bang we have arisen. Every species shares that same amazing parentage. Yet, we are the first (as far as we know) to actually know we are an aspect of the expansion of the Universe. That knowledge has a double-edge to it. The restless Universe is incessantly disturbing us, changing everything. Like it or not, we are part of that growth.
We are an extension of something enormous, powerful, and ongoing. The Universe, existence, evolution is changing, complexifying us. The truth is, we really don’t know what this is all about. Philosophers have speculated about it, cultures have risen and fallen with different answers, religions have been spawned with the intention of putting this uncertainty to rest. Still the uncertainty goes on and we find ourselves unseated, uncertain, and incessantly unbalanced.
This is your opportunity to explore the marvel of evolution’s pertinence to your existence.