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.

It’s insane

We have huge potential to do amazing things and yet we waste that potential trapping ourselves in our mind, where we simply re-live the past or act out the future, mapped against a self-image that the mind has created and will protect at all costs from being ‘destroyed’.

If we stop an analyse what our mind is doing sub-consciously on a minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, in fact, a lifetime basis, we’d realise the insanity of it all.

We are all insane to inflict emotional pain, and the resulting physical pain, upon ourselves almost continuously throughout our lives. If we are conscious, no one would do it to themselves. Why would we inflict any pain emotional or physical on ourselves?

It’s madness.

What if we just did in the now, be in the now, and stopped the analysis? What if we just consciously lived our lives moment by moment?

What could we achieve? How much better would we feel? Could we live free, without problems that we continually imagine in our minds?

Imagine a world free from this insanity.