Do any of us really understand our place in the Universe? And how can we, when we have no way to objectively observe it?
Yet both Kabbalah and science continue to show us that we are not merely conscious beings interacting with some vast, lifeless unknown. Rather, we are part of something far greater, a living and evolving process that relies in part upon our own participation in its unfolding.
I remember when this idea first crystallized for me. My husband and I had traveled to Big Sur. I was mesmerized by the immense, dramatic coastline views; I felt diminished and humbled beneath the expansive redwood trees. The wide sky filled with glittering stars inspired a profound realization deep within me. It reminded me of the “99% and 1% realm”: the Kabbalistic idea that our senses allow us to perceive only 1% of what is actually out there. I was struck by the extraordinary grandness in our smallness.