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