1. The universe is big. Human space is not cosmic space.
2. The universe is old. Human time is not cosmic time.
3. The universe evolves -- galaxies, stars, planets, life, consciousness.
4. The universe perceived by the senses is all we can know. The more we learn about the universe -- including ourselves -- the more we understand the depths of our ignorance.
5. The more we learn, the more we appreciate the universe as the revelation of a Mystery worthy of our wonder, awe, reverence, praise.