It is New Years Eve and I take a break from the festivities and walk outside into the icy night air. The silence is deafening and I enjoy the stillness and the dark. In contemplative and reflective mood I take a deep breath and look skyward.
Instantly I am overwhelmed by the billions of stars, the vastness of the expanse before me and my connection to it, a sense of being part of something universal and the fact I play a part in that and at the same time an insignificance that is humbling and releasing.
I recognise that profound moment as something special- a sense of how things truly are. A connection to something unchanging yet at the same time in constant flux, all things a manifestation of the energy of the universe, without time, beyond space, without boundaries.
Quantum Physics tells us that form and shape are an illusion. Energy moves at such speeds in confined spaces that it creates an energy field that is both powerful and fluid. We perceive these fields as particles such as protons, neutrons and electrons that themselves interact to create atoms. These atoms join together to create progressively more complex objects- but at their core they are this fluid energy field.
Delve into this energy field and you have space, the reflection of the greater universe, a reflection of life and existence itself. That New Years Eve night was a realisation of that reflected reality for me- a chance to intimately feel the quantum nature of being.