Everything is nothing.
Nothing is everything.
All that remains is consciousness.
Can you imagine a universe with us not in it? Me neither. Now think of this. The universe, and everything in it, is only here because we can observe it.
When we close our eyes, is it still there? When we turn around is it really behind us?
This reminds me of the ancient question, “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” Perhaps the answer is no. Unless, that is, the universe itself has consciousness.
So if that is the case the objects we surround ourselves with have no grand importance. When unobserved they make no sound, they emit no light, and they are simply combined atoms, some more densely packed than others. Some quantum physicists say they are possibly just constructions of our minds.
All that remains are our thoughts, feelings and memories. If that is true, we have the amazing ability to create the very universe we are looking at! It is therefore important to always think good thoughts and dwell on wonderful memories.
What an awesome power.
We can imagine.
We can discover.
We can love.
We can create our world one thought at a time.