My Dear Friends,
I am about to say something obvious, yet for some reason, I have never thought about this before. Perhaps it is new to you also. I find it to be wild, beautiful, intriguing, and inspiring. Here it is:
We have never once —
not even one time! —
charted a path that has been taken previously.
Not even one time!
In the history of our lives,
In the history of humanity,
In the history of the earth as we know it, and
In the history of our solar system,
We have never repeated the same rotational pathway.
Not even once.
We have never resided in the exact same physical space we inhabited
two minutes ago,
two years ago,
two millennia ago, or
two zillion millennia ago.
Our universe is expanding.
The earth is not traveling the exact same path,
year by year, around a static sun.
We are charting new pathways on April 12, 2016,
which are entirely different
from the pathways of movement and physical space
we forged collectively on April 12, 2015.
The sun is not standing still.
It has never done so.
It is shooting forward
(as if we could know in the cosmos which way is forward?)
through the Galaxy,
in an ever-expanding universe!
So tell me again. . .
. . .why do we think our lives cannot change and adapt?
. . .why do we think we have to stay in the same rut?
. . .why do we think “But we’ve always done it that way!” is an accurate or appropriate argument?
Perhaps, grounded to this very earth,
with our eyes to the skies, and
with our feet firmly planted,
we might just accept that our personal universe