Peace, one and all…
In a sense, meanings are indelibly human, insofar as it is we who assign meaning and value to the things around us. We find meaning in the universe. We assign value to it. And yet, we ourselves are a product of this universe. We are, as Carl Sagan put it, ‘made of star stuff’. We are indeed: ‘a way for the cosmos to know itself’.
So, our meanings exist within us, and thus within the wider cosmos. Indeed, we are a universe – a physical universe adorned with the gift of consciousness. We are the univese made conscious. We are a gateway between heaven and earth, a place for the manifestation of wonders! God says in His book:
‘And He taught Adam the Names, all of them’ (2:31)
And elsewhere, Hu says:
‘We shall show them our signs in the horizons and within themselves…’ (41:53)