I can almost wrap my mind around the Big Bang. For whatever reason, there was a terrific explosion. I hear it was a totally silent experience because there was no atmosphere to create sound. I can grasp that also. Debris and gasses formed everything we now see, including us. So far, so good.
But what was it like ten years or even ten seconds before the Big Bang? You may say there was nothing before. That is the part I have trouble understanding. Isn’t total blackness and silence something? When we close our eyes can we really see nothing? When we tightly cover our ears can we really hear nothing?
Isn’t asking what was before the Big Bang like a child asking who made God? Our reply is always, “God always was.” Was the universe always was? Or is the universe and everything in it simply created by our conscious minds?
Take your time. I’m sure you will find the answer.