Main Question or Discussion Point
How can the distortion of space-time by matter lead to the attraction of two objects in space? What I mean is on a 2D plane representing space-time, a 3D object representing a planet can cause the geometry of space-time to warp, and that a passing smaller 3D object will spiral around the larger because of the ripple it makes. However, what I do not understand is how the two-dimensional analogy can be transfered into the three-dimensional world that we inhabit. I guess what I am trying to say is how does the curvature relate to us, are we pulled down by earth, are we pushed down by warped space-time? Sorry if none of this made sense. . .