A few nanoseconds

So the earth is 4.5 something billion years old, well so we are told, none of us actually know that, but anyway, humans appeared 200,000 years ago, again so we are told. So if you condensed the time that earth has existed into one day, then we’d appear at 23.59 and 57 seconds, so just 3 seconds of that day have we been here! Mind you, we’ve certainly not hung about, we’ve done a lot in those 3 seconds, sadly most of it not so good, to be honest.

Taking it a step further, if each of us lived to say 100 years old, we’d only represent about 100,000 nanoseconds, and if you think that 100,000 nanoseconds sound like a lot, there are a billion in just one second.

The point is we’re not here very long. Enjoy the moment, don’t think, do stuff that matters, enjoy, love, laugh, smile, dance, sing, paint…and just be, be the real you. Oh and don’t give a shit, you haven’t got time to be bothered, angry, frustrated, envious, jealous, hateful and so on.

A few nanoseconds will be gone in less than a blink of an eye.

What did you notice today?

We’ve been at work, at home, at school, at college, sailing, running, piloting an aircraft…whatever we have been doing today, a simple question, what did you notice?

We are all so often just on autopilot, in our minds, thinking about past or future, planning, thinking about the next thing. Did we actually see anything? or are our daily routines so repetitive that we do not notice anything?

Perhaps it might be worth a moment each day to reflect upon what we saw, learnt, noticed, was there anything new or different. Even better, perhaps we could be more present and notice things in every moment.

Otherwise, each day, week, month, year, and life goes in just a blur of the everyday routines.