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Watching the World Spin

Today Is All We Have

I was walking the other day and I happened to look up at the clouds. I noticed, for the first time in a long time, that the clouds were moving… well the clouds weren’t moving, the earth was! Such a simple thing, it happens every minute, of every day… the world spins.  Yet, I never notice it.

Maybe it’s because it makes me feel small…. it reminds me that I am but a speck in the grand scheme of the universe. Maybe it’s because I have the arrogance of thinking that just because I am alive, that the world will continue forever, without any thought or work on my part.

What’s a Human To Do?

There’s no obligation to do anything. The world will keep spinning whether I pay attention or not. So what’s in it for me if I decide to pay attention? Well, I get to:

  • breathe in the wonder that is our planet (and see if there’s something I can do, today, to maintain it’s beauty)
  • take a moment to reflect on my part in the universe (am I a force for good and caring? if yes, how do I make sure that I do that… every day)
  • stop and appreciate the ‘amazingness’ of my body and brain (seeing, smelling, hearing, moving, tasting… do I take any of these for granted?)

Take a minute, step outside, look up… notice the world spinning and celebrate the power of your humanity.

Photo credit: It goes on… and on

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