So, What's Your Problem Today?
Soon I'll turn 70 and the whole issue of aging has been chewing at my britches for about 6 months. As usual, I've turned to books, online info, and talking to friends for guidance.
I just finished reading Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Joy and Purpose as You Age. Great book, lots of wonderful thoughts.
One of the suggestions for pulling our minds away from the constant yammering about whatever is bothering us is to put things into perspective.
Which leads to ...The Laniakea Supercluster. I know, I know, it sounds like a wonderful kind of candy! But, actually, it's a cluster of galaxies of which we and our Milky Way are tiny parts. In fact, the Laniakea Supercluster holds 100,000 galaxies.
BTW ... Laniakea means "open skies" or "immense heavens" in Hawai'ian (not sure about the spelling on that).
Why is this important? Well, I'll agree that our problems range from stub-our-toes annoyances to daunting mountains of life-threatening challenges. But, they are the issues we all have to deal with.
However, what if we understand that we are relatively simple creatures on a blue ball in a heaven that is so immense that ... ok, ok ... think about it this way. Look out your window and find a blade of grass or a rock/brick/pinecone and understand that that is us and all the other surrounding visuals are the rest of the universe. Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it?
Now, take that perspective and find one good thing you can do today ... the thing that helps you and/or helps others (that's a REALLY good choice) and do that. Finding perspective and doing something good that takes your mind off your issues are wonderful ways to move forward.
If you want to learn something today check out this beautifully-produced video about the Laniakea Supercluster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo