The older we get as a species, the younger the better we come to understand how young and small we all are— relative to the universe…
The magnitude of the universe might make you feel small — but should make you feel important. Even if we are short-lived little blips in an extremely long-lived enormous cosmos, life grants the cosmos meaning.
If we evolved on a wholly natural basis, who can say where evolution, and our own thinking, may take us? If there is a higher intelligence behind the universe, who can say what may be in store? In either event, even in a firmament of 100 billion galaxies, it is life that invests the cosmic enterprise with meaning.
Look up at that unfathomably large universe on some clear, dark night. Stare at the stars in wonder. They are staring back at you, also in wonder.