Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

One Pebble… Two Pebbles… Many pebbles…

Our minds are made to understand everyday living.

That way of life originally meant collecting berries and chasing wild animals.

But as our prosperity increased, so did the complexity of our daily tasks.

And our minds had to keep up.

While we laugh at the notion now, concepts like counting were once difficult for us.

Yet through dedication we became accustomed to them.

But some concepts, no matter how hard we work, remain difficult to understand.

And that is unlikely to change, because there are certain concepts we were never made to understand.

Consider time and space.

The extremes of time and space lie so far beyond our earthly reality that we can hardly think about them.

Which is why it’s so hard for us to believe our earliest ancestors crawled out of the ocean billions of years ago.

As Neil deGrasse Tyson rightly puts: in regards to time and space, we are like the mayfly.

Mayflies have the shortest lifespan on earth, they live for twenty four hours or less.

What can a mayfly know about the seasons or years?

And what can we realistically know about the beginning of time or an infinite multiverse?

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach