Most humans imagine that objects in the universe such as the earth, the sun, and the solar system are "dead." They conceive of them as inert objects—"rocks," essentially—moving through Time and Space accord-ing to a pattern set in motion by a Primal Explosion…the so-called Big Bang.
Yes, I suppose that is true, most people do believe that, if they think about it at all.
This is an illusion, and when you live within this illusion you have no reason to act in any way in relationship to those "dead" things except to exploit as many of them as you can, so that you can "live better."
Yet when you envision and experience the objects in the universe as part of a living system, which is the reality, your idea about your Self in relation to that System changes.
Right now you know that you, your self, are living, but once you perceive everything else as being alive also, you expe-rience yourself as one part of a Larger Whole, one energy package within a larger energy package, one Life Form within a larger Life Form, a Little Self that is part of a Big Self.
The Missing Message not contained in today's theology.