Mohammad Yasir is a physics graduate from the University of Delhi and currently enrolled in the master's programme at IIT.
All the elements in your body were forged many, many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart forming shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. Until, eventually, they came together to make you.
— Doctor Who, The Rings of Akhaten
The Universe is Big, Vast, and Complicated
An intangible mystery shrouds the scales that keep it in balance. To the common mind, it is impossible to ascertain its reaches and consequences. In its vast and impalpable dynamics, our existence is nothing if not infinitesimal and lives are fleeting. It's a source of constant amazement for me to imagine how insignificant our presence can seem in contrast to the universe.
Every day, thousands of stars are born, thousands more explode and die, and the universe expands by several billion miles in every direction. Exploring such an endless expanse is impossible and we would only fail if we ever tried.
We Do Not Know the Limits of the Universe
It is impossible to conceive an enigma, or a mystery as deep as the creation itself. We know that its limits are infinite, and that it is forever expanding and creating and destroying. For all our advancements in science, we still haven't ascertained how far its reaches lie. We only know how far the stars are located but we have no idea how we would reach that place.
To us, the creation is still beyond our thoughts, and will remain to be so, perhaps for several years to come.
After all, compared to the cosmos, one's life is merely the blink of an eye.
— Martin Stein, Crisis on Earth-X
But the Universe Can Inspire Us
There is a tiny but significant detail we tend to miss, especially when we compare our lives to the cosmos. We forget about our chance to define our future and destiny. We fail to realize the extent of our involvement in shaping our lives.
The complexity of the universe is not via size alone. This giant machinery is more intricately connected than the most famous mechanical watches in history. Recall the fame of the term "Butterfly Effect" which arises out of chaos theory and refers to how tiny changes right now can have drastic, perhaps cataclysmic implications in the future.
Thus each day that we can see the sun rise is another opportunity for us to remold our fate. It is as if nature herself calls out to us from the great yellow star, urging us to rise and change our lives.
While Our lives Can Seem Unimportant,
it is nothing but the very knowledge of our insignificance which ought to power us and push us forward to learn more, try more, and achieve more.
Think of it this way, the universe was created billions and billions of years ago. And the elements that were scattered across through The Big Bang could have combined themselves in an infinite number of ways possible. And they could have combined at an infinite number of other times. But No.
Those elements, after millennia of traveling across the star, finally came together and composed themselves into you on the precise moment of your birth-time, and on the precise day of your birthday. Nature decided that you needed to be born. Without you, this world would not be where it is today. For good or for bad, your presence, my presence, our presence affects this world and changes the way it balances itself.
You Are Unique in the Universe
There has never been another you, nor will there be another. And since we're all stories in the end, let's make it a great one, eh?
© 2021 Mohammad Yasir
Mohammad Yasir (author) from Lucknow, India on July 07, 2021:
Thank you very much Misbah. I love great quotes and this one goes perfectly with the message I am trying to convey. Keep writing great things :)
Thank you very much for welcoming me and encouraging me. It means a lot.
Misbah Sheikh from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on July 07, 2021:
What a superb message in this writing, Yasir.
"Unless you call attention to your presence who will know you're there? Even a country has to weave and wave a flag as proof of its existence." ~ Rod McKuen
Blessings to you!
manatita44 from london on July 07, 2021:
Sweet! Full of Wisdom! Welcome here and carry on! Excellent writing!