“I am rooted but I flow.”
Everything comes full circle. We root ourselves to the Earth, experiencing the grounding energy which aids in our confidence and knowing our place in the Universe.
….but how often do we honestly think about our place in the vast Universe and where the grounding energy originates from. Our senses deceive us. A brief glimpse of the truth can shift our perspective to connection and awe.
I believe Stephen King states it perfectly in the first book of The Dark Tower Series:
“You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box and cover it with wet weeds to die?”
“Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity. Viewed at their actual size, the distances between these atoms might become league, gulfs, aeons. The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons. One may step down further to subatomic particles. And then to what? Tachyons? Nothing? Of course not. Everything in the universe denies nothing; to suggest an ending is the one absurdity.”
~ Stephen King, from The Gunslinger