Our place in the universe defies our capacity to measure the quantum speck we inhabit. Mindfulness, as a label is becoming fashionable. Understandably as self aware beings we have contemplated our place in the big picture since the dawn of our capacity for awareness. The virtual impossibility of ascribing meaning to our existence in the face of such infinite vastness detracts little from the indulgence.
We can only ever glean our personal truth's from a miniscule of available information wrapped up in the context of our intelligence.
Try to fathom the following: If the visible Universe has a diametre of 90 Billion LIGHT years (capitals for emphasis) how does our reality measure up?
Any number encompassing the metric Billion seems barely comprehensible, however, when compounded by the speed of light the ability to appreciate this number seems elusive
Consider that it takes a little under two seconds at the speed of light to navigate a return trip to the moon from earth and a little over 15 minutes to visit the sun and return, the scope of distance encompassing 90 BILLION light years is beyond grasp.
Some days we define as good and some not so good fashioned by the circumstance of the moment - a literal moment. Circumstances can seem grim and unfair and our emotional health can follow the trajectory of fate's fickle hand. Circumstance can bias our worldview and project our imminent reality into what should be a limitless future of possibility.
Reality is a filtered awareness of the present. Viewed from a light second a way it manifests as unrecognisable. Life's idiosyncratic dance can be viewed through an infinite array of lens' each reflecting a different meaning. Be mindful and prosper!