In the time before Time when Earth was raw and Life was beginning… Can you imagine that far back? It might be good for your perspective to try It might help reduce the angst that you feel in your body You know what I’m talking about. A science teacher once told me that if you stand with you arms outstretched And consider the timeline of earth’s formation this way - Say the birth of our planet happens at the tip of the middle finger of your left hand and all the eons of growing and developing occur along the timeline of your outstretched arms; then the life of humans on Earth from the dawn of us until now, on that same timeline, would occupy just the tip of the fingernail of the middle finger of your right hand. All that history has preceded us, and Earth will survive with or without us. There are no guarantees. But we have evolved in the way that Earth’s energy has of moving life forward We are an extension of and dependent on this world around us That’s it. That’s all there is. And you can absorb that in a way that makes you feel small and insignificant, Or you can revel in the beauty of it - being connected to and dependent on such an awesome planet. The choice is up to you.
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