Updated: Jun 10, 2018
You may look around you at this very moment and see the world around you as very solid and real. Discoveries in quantum physics are now telling us that reality as we know it may not be as solid as we think it is. The ancient civilisations have known this for millennia and science is now beginning to back up these ancient theories that the world is nothing but energy resonating in physical form.
"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is Physics." - Albert Einstein
Did you know that 99.9% of your body is empty space? How is this possible? where is the mass coming from?
Let us take a "wooden table" as an example. You would say a wooden table is quite solid in this reality would you not? If we were to zoom into the molecular contents of a table, modern science has already discovered that everything around us is composed of atoms, this includes the composition of a wooden table.
These atoms are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons. If we were to zoom even further into the most basic level, these components are made of a trio of particles known as quarks. The bulk of our mass is held by the protons and neutrons, while the quarks account for a small percentage of the mass of these protons and neutrons. Gluons are mass-less and bind these quarks together.
Modern scientist's now believe that most of our mass is coming from the energy between these quarks and the binding energy of the gluons.
Keeping this in mind, this means that everything is basically energy. If one were to remove all the energy between every atom on the entire earth and subsequently place all the atoms together the resulting structure will be the size of a pea because most of it (over 99.9%) is composed of energy.
Why does everything feel solid?
Sometimes it may be hard to understand how tiny empty atoms are clustered together to form a world so solid composed of trees, building, cars, animals and people. Even though these empty spaces between atoms are composed of energy, it is not truly empty as we might expect. This space is composed of wave functions and quantum fields.
Let us use another example, let us imagine one of those old cart wheels (as shown in figure above), when a cart wheel is stationary we can see that there is space in between them and we can put our fingers through them quite easily. Now on the other hand when the cartwheel is in motion or rotating/oscillating this would not be as easy to do without us causing harm to ourselves. When the cart wheel is oscillating at an optimum level, to our naked eye the cart wheel would look perfectly stationary although it is rotating at a very high "frequency".
This is in fact very similar to how our physical reality acts. The atoms are vibrating or oscillating at a very high frequency even though they have a lot of space between them, but since it is always in motion, to our perception we are not able to perceive our reality in this way due to the high frequency of its oscillations and therefore reality appears solid to our senses.
If everything that has existed, that is existing and that will ever exist is mainly energy, then understanding more about energy and how to use the life energies that reside within us and learning how to control the energies of our universe can help us gain a better understanding of ourselves and allow us to control of our lives better.
In the next article, we shall discuss how our mind can begin to tap into this energy and how we can regain control of our lives using this concept. All through the power of thought (Click here for our next article).