(Originally written on September 25, 2016.)
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 of meaningful focus you’ve had.
Days–that’s the shortest astronomical time unit. There’s also years, astrological ages, and revs (around the galaxy). Our ideas abut 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 reminds 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–all while remaining present in the given moment.