Zero's Infinity

by Edmund Celis, January 23, 2017.
Graph of 1/x and its inverse
Graph of y = 1/x and its inverse. Art by Edmund Celis

Most of us have learned in grade school that you cannot divide by zero because the answer is undefined.

In calculus, as you get closer and closer to zero, it can be observed that the answer approaches infinity, which is a never-ending count to a larger and larger number. If you look at the graph of the equation y = 1/x, you can see how both curves of the equation never touch the origin of zero, nor have values of 0. If you approach zero from the right side, you continue on toward positive infinity. If you come from the left side, you go towards negative infinity.

What is the smallest one can observe and likewise, the largest? Zooming out seems to be easy but when one goes to the source at which all exists,

there seems to be a dilemma of defining how small one can imagine as to think whether one can go infinitely small or even negative.

For example, take a look at the air around you. Notice the space. In that space, there are air molecules such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc. Unfortunately, our visual sense is limited to the wavelength of visible light of about 390 to 700 nm, so we cannot see the higher frequency waves that are emitted by these molecules. Nevertheless, you can visualize them to be floating there and they are extremely miniscule.

But we know that those molecules are made up of even smaller parts, such as electrons and protons. How about even smaller than that? Well, there must be some end to it, right?

Shouldn’t there at least be the point at which there is just enough space for the smallest unit of matter to exist? But how do you measure that? What are the dimensions of that space?

You may say, well, it must be right before you reach zero. But what is that number right before zero? Is it 0.0000001? But 0.000000000000000001 is smaller, so is it smaller than that?

This is the dilemma of defining the source of all creation. It cannot be defined but it can be conceived to an extent when one pictures complete emptiness and eternity.

When you no longer try to encapsulate the whole into a tiny segment or part, you realize that the source is indeed infinitely defined as the whole and not exclusive.

The real message from this is that wherever position you are in the Universe, the ultimate power is there. It is everywhere. It is everything. Zero is often thought of as being empty or devoid of anything. However, that means it has the capacity to hold everything, for it is the starting point from which all creation manifests.
Maria Celis' paper stars.
Stars made by Maria Celis. Photo by Edmund Celis

Here is an audio of the article as well.

Please check out my article "The External World Is You Too", which further unifies life.

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