Each year at this time I experience a unique arrival – anniversary of writing this column. It’s been 15 springs, 15 summers, 15 falls and 15 winters. My annual debate is not one of whether or not to continue, but rather ‘what to change?’ v ‘don’t change anything?’.
Balance between these extremes is always, ‘a little of each’.
Today is the first day of spring (it’s usually the 21st methinks) … equinox day – when day and night are in balance.
So, do I have balance today?
I ask this often – without regard to seasons. This year it seems winter isn’t quite done with us, but the calendar says spring has arrived just the same.
Nearly everything in our daily lives is subjective – how we choose to feel about any given thing, event or person at any given time – totally our decision.
Doesn’t require facts or feelings in any precise or scientific way – though it is hard to dismiss something as massive and ‘explained’ as equinox. Twice each year the math or day and night is equal, twice a year the earth is on a level plane with the sun. And then it isn’t. The earth is always moving around is 460 meters per second (about 1,000 miles/hr.) and the speed of the earth speeding through space is much faster – 30 kilometers per second (about 450,000 miles/hr.). Oddly, we can stand still and believe we aren’t moving when we are actually spinning at nearly twice the speed of sound and travelling further in an hour than half the distance to the earth’s moon.
So, the lesson here?
If you dedicate a few minutes daily to sitting still, getting thoughts down on paper – in 15 years you’ll not go anywhere!
You’ll still be sitting down writing and recording your thoughts, but it will move you ...
You’ll have connected with many people who never knew you before, and many who thought they knew you who gain a new view of you. I recommend it. Take 15-45 minutes a day. Every day. Do something with them, and share that with the world. You’ll NEVER regret it.
Happy first day of spring …
P.S. to faithful readers, thank you; to newcomers – welcome; to everyone, feedback and comments always welcome.