Thank you @Aurora 🙂
My answer to authors’ prompt-
Universe and Us are indeed merged in a cosmic communion that is ‘participation’. The preface of ‘You are the Universe’ immensely stimulated both my thought and inner self to feel that the entirety of our experience, physical interactions, and actions in our lives are always in participation with the universe. The thought that all of reality that we can ever experience is confined within the our human senses and faculties gives me goosebumps.
But the good news I feel is that this participation is even beyond the physical, in the cosmic consciousness. Though alien to many humans on earth, the idea of cosmic mind which is the ultimate reality having no form, experience, space or time, is a blissful reality one experiences (though without any experience) in meditation.