We are intimately connected to the process of energy transformation that drives the evolution of the Universe.
An example of this begins at the Big Bang, when all the hydrogen in the universe came into being. Initially it was just protons, and then, as the young universe expanded and cooled, these became bound to electrons, forming hydrogen atoms. The very hydrogen atoms in the H2O that makes up over half your body. If you could separate one hydrogen atom from one molecule of water in your body, then reverse time and follow it back to through its unimaginable lifetime, you would find yourself in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. That very hydrogen atom, an atom now inside you as you read this, has remained unchanged since the beginning of time.
Source: PBS NOVA “The Star In You”
Quote credit: Alan Watts
Music by: The Flashbulb- “Undiscovered Colors”
Animation credit: NASA Hubble