Looking at the above image you will see an image of Planet Earth from the surface of the Moon. But what I would like you to focus on, just for a moment, is the blackness surrounding the Earth. This is space, space which we have all been conditioned to think of as containing nothing, but which actually contains everything in existence. Space is the totality, or the universe, and the universe is in itself the only thing we can see which is not dependent on anything. The universe is not going to collapse or fall apart, because it doesn't depend on anything else for its existence.