Being Human

Here are some interesting human body facts. Approximately 10,000,000 chemical reactions per second take place inside each of our cells. We lose and create replacements for 3 million cells per second. Each human cell contains ~100 trillion atoms. An adult human body contains a total of 50 to 70 billion cells, or 10 octillion atoms (10^28).

Atoms are mostly energy and empty space. If you combined all of the proton particles which scientists say have measurable mass from every atom from every human on earth, it would be about the size of a grain of rice. Even proton particles are not here all of the time. All elementary particles are observed to be switching on and off at Planck speed, 5.39 * 10 to the minus 44th times per second. The particles are assumed to be in another dimension when not occupying our universe, which I personally like to believe is the unity that is beyond space-time, the nothingness out of which all arises.

Our eternal being co-exists with our finite being as a natural part of a unity connection. It is an enjoyable mental exercise within quantum physics theories to envision how things might work on a level that is comprehensible to our limited human understanding. The nonlocality of human consciousness is now an accepted fact (e.g., flatline patients observing themselves in operating rooms and recalling every detail after resuscitation). To identify ourselves most closely with an energy body that is constantly in flux and is constantly arising from eternity makes sense (and is very fun), while we still enjoy the solid feeling of our finite experiences.

©John Greenleaf-Maple 3/6/17

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