We break time into meaningful units, but it’s always now. Seconds and fractions of a second are my favourite units, because those are the most now-focused. We have to measure our great athletic achievements in hundredths of a second–that’s how fast we’ve become. That’s awesome.
Things happen when you string together seconds of intent–continued focus in the now. A meaningful hour is so because of the many meaningful seconds you’ve had of meaningful focus.
Days–that’s the shortest astronomical time unit. There’s also years, astrological ages, and revs (around the galaxy). Our ideas about them take place in the now, and it is our meaningful seconds focused on what we want our years to be that makes them so.
Staying now-focused is easier said than done. We continually receive inspiration about possible futures and reminders of that which has been. We get what we focus on, so it is one of the fun challenges of life in these bodies to leave the past where it is and to direct our focus in the now in the direction of the future we desire while remaining present in the given moment.
(Wow, maybe it’s not all that easy even to say!)