by Edmund Celis, January 23, 2017.

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?

Shouldnâ€™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.

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.