Entanglement, the cross-reference. Non-locality removes distance. Wave-particle duality no sooner appears than disappears into the torus of time. We live with these elements of reality.
And of course, the Uncertainty Principle makes sure the same thing never happens twice.
These are core features of our personal and social constructs, and no matter how much complication scientists embroider into the fabric, they are essentially quite straightforward. Quantum principles are really important in aligning with the course of our naturally evolving existence.
The most beautiful elements of all that we do are bound by an energy we know of as Love. A many-splendoured thing, this energy delivers joy and pain with equal aplomb, either way it has a major impact - you're going to feel it, and are likely to remember. Look up Entanglement to see what's at work when you're experiencing strange effects from feeling the way you do. Check yourself for self-love, that stuff that keeps us moving without getting lost. Losing yourself in love can be a bit of a nightmare, just as finding yourself in love can be totally ecstatic. When you find balance, you can feel it. One way or another, you learn to look after yourself and hold the kind of equilibrium in space and time that lets you feel connected and free in equal measure. Just as the Sun connects to the Earth via its transmission of photons, neutrinos and cosmic waves, those aspects of life we value the most are inclined to impart a sunny sense of brightness. Although we know it can't always be that way, for just like the weather, all things must change.
Deep in the centre of mystery, there is an infinite well of Love. We have no control over this energy that sometimes we are party to and sometimes leaves us bereft. In learning to control our own emotions, we could be in danger of blocking too much, and too much of nothing is just as tough (as the Spice Girls told us in their Christmas hit of 1997.)
Life is a song we keep singing as long as we breathe the air that lets us sing it. Those dark nights can feel pretty rough - there are moments when we wish time was done with us, when we question purpose and reason and come up with no answers. Stormclouds are sent, like the tests that precede them, to strengthen us at core for to withstand the lashing rain. Everything is temporary - see the Uncertainty Principle. We've a wave form to ride - see Wave/Particle Duality. When life turns its hand to hardball games, it can be hard to see the ball coming. We buckle under the thumps, cry like children who've lost their world in the playground, ask for forgiveness only to find we need to give it to the Self as we give it to others, for trespasses can be unintended, and thefts can be invited by a will to be taken.
Keep the quantum principles in sight as you consider the rules of these tricky tournaments. Unerringly effective, quantum laws relate to everything - don't let anyone tell you they only count in the smallest of contexts. Size is relative - from just a few thousand feet above ground, we become invisible. The planet we live on is not very large. Only the Suns can be seen as stars in night skies, their planets cloaked in shadow, while Dark Matter and Dark Energy abound to manufacture mysteries of their own. The cosmic collective spans many worlds of opportunity, an infinite array of light on velvet canvas. Sing on.
The black hole in Persius, we've heard it said, sings in B flat.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.