In the picture, you see the small, peaceful blue ball we call home. The picture was taken from just about the same distance that we are from the Sun. We float on it through a common illusion we call time.
Right now, according to measurements we all agree on, our Milky Way galaxy is moving within a local group of galaxies out from the center of the universe at about 185 miles per second. Within the billions and billions of solar systems that make up the Milky Way, our small neighborhood of nine planets (call me old school I still count Pluto) are out in the “burbs” of one of the Milky Way’s elegant, spindly, starfish-like arms. And, on that arm, we revolve around galaxy center at a nice even 155 miles per second. And, within our own small solar system, the little blue ball that we call home is revolving around our sun at a speed of about 18.5 miles per second.
So, What Day Is It? Really.
With a few exceptions including the Islamic Calendar, the Hebrew Calendar, the Chinese Calendar, and a few alternatives such as Native American Medicine Wheels, most of the calendars we all use today are purely solar based. They are oriented with our little blue ball’s laps around Sol. And we’ve all come to a consensus agreement that we need one those laps to make up a year of our lives.
But, in actuality we need a bit more time than that. Earth’s orbit around our sun is actually 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and about 45 seconds.
So – once every four years – we look up – realize that we’re about a quarter of a percent off of where we actually are actually floating in spacetime – and we synch up our consensus by simply adding a day to our calendars.
Time? It’s An Illusion.
So – today is a gift – that we’ve all given to ourselves. An extra day for all of us – in the shortest month of our year. What will you do with it?
Why not take just a moment today – and accept the gift. Maybe today can be the day we stop for a moment – and decide to completely pivot our company’s strategy? Maybe this is the day we decide that we CAN accomplish that thing we’ve been meaning to start. Maybe today is the day we appreciate our kids, our husbands, our wives, our pets – just a little bit more. Maybe today is the day that we change everything.
Why not take a leap of faith today? Why not do something you’ve never done before?
Nothing changes for our little blue ball. It continues to spin at the same speed. It revolves around galaxy center at 155 miles per second. And by the time we finish today, we’ll be about 16 million miles further out from the center of the universe than where we started….
Happy Leap Day. Do something remarkable with it.