What’s In the Background?
If you take a moment to click the video below, you will hear the sound of the Cosmic Microwave Background. It is the radiation that remains present in the universe from the Big Bang. This sound is happening everywhere, simultaneously, and it is a constant. It is the sound of the Big Bang continuing and continuing. Don’t worry, I haven’t gone off my rocker. It is science.
As we move about in our lives imagining that all of our problems and joys are the be all and end all of life, this sound puts that assumption to rest. It is the actual physical sound of eternity at this very moment as you sit at your computer and read this. Why is that of any importance to you in your life as you are living it right now? It is actually very significant because it is telling you something quite astounding.
When the Big Bang occurred, it was the spreading out of the energy that created matter. And that matter is you. It is your body. It is your thoughts. It is your emotions. You are the manifestation of that original burst of expansion that happened 13.7 billion years ago. Everything you hear, smell, taste, see, and feel, every tree, every prairie dog, every crow, every breath of every being are all manifestations of the energy of the Big Bang. The sound of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is living proof of all that. And it is worthy to note, the intriguing similarity between this sound and the sound OM. OM is the primordial sound we open up to when practicing Yoga. And what is Yoga? It is opening up to the reality and consciousness that is always present within you!
So, why are you worried about it being too hot or too cold to go for a walk? Why are you laboring over your shopping list? Why are you angry at someone when you have the opportunity to allow yourself to be in the reality of that which is eternal and that which is alive in everything, including yourself? This is a much more expansive place to live rather than obsessing over the annoying little details of life, be they physical, emotional, or mental.
Live it up! You are alive! Why be small when you have the ability to realize the eternal?