Modern science and the yogic tradition agree that the core of the cosmos is essentially stillness. Although we know of Big Bangs and exploding galaxies, the larger part of the universe remains still. This, in yogic parlance, is Shi-va, ‘that which is not’. This is the very source of creation, the fundamental basis of the atomic and the cosmic. If human beings are to know life beyond the physical and the psychological, it is imperative that they become still.
From this stillness emerges a dynamism that allows the universe to manifest. This accounts for the richness of creation. This exuberance allows us to participate in life, to engage with creation. The human body is heading to death every moment, and the mind, towards intensifying confusion. Without exuberance, human life would be truly impossible.