🪄This one might get you down

but I don't make the rules

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Now, get ready for kind of a downer.

Last night my family and I went to see a dinner theater production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

(Yes, even though I can do 37 push ups and jump at least 16 inches straight into the air, I have a sensitive side, too.)

In my mind, the theme of the story is about how we all find it difficult to deal with change.

But we have no power to stop it.

The passage of time is relentless.

We humans have a deep desire to stop the passage of time.

To hang on to moments.

To pause,

To slow down,

To rest.

Unfortunately, “slowing down” actually makes it worse.

And I can prove it with science.

(This is where you might want to check out, because I’m pushing deep into this analogy with physics.)

Time is not an absolute thing like 2+2. Instead, time is relative.

What I mean is that your experience of time changes depending on how fast you are moving through space.

The faster you go, the slower time moves.

Strange but true. Google “time dilation” if you don’t believe me.

Oddly enough, something that is moving at the top speed of the universe, the speed of light, does not experience the passage of time at all.

Huh?

I know, makes no sense. But it’s true.

Luckily, you don’t need to think too hard about it right now.

Because I want to take you to the flip side of that truth:

If time stands still at the speed of light, then when does time move fastest?

When we are not moving at all.

Read that again.

The passage of time is fastest for something that is not moving.

It’s a truth baked into the nature of our universe…trying to “hang on” to the moment actually makes it disappear faster.

Sorry if this brings you down, but listen. I don’t make the rules.

The best way to experience life, to be present to those around you, to capture every moment for as long as possible, is to stay in motion.

To move even faster.

Maybe figuratively, maybe literally.

Makes no sense, right?

Neither does something being both a particle and wave at the same time. (I know. Enough with the physics.)

Again, I don’t make the rules, but they are rules nonetheless.

If thinking about the passage of time gives you knots in your stomach, or if you feel like life is slipping through your fingers or passing you by, maybe its because you’ve been stuck in one place for too long.

You need to get into motion.

Next is the part of the email where I’m supposed to sell you something to solve the problem that was just revealed.

To give you a “shove.”

But unfortunately, this isn’t that kind of email.

You’ve got to figure this one out for yourself.

But I’m rooting for you.

Greg

P.S. This is mostly unrelated, but I do have a time-sensitive thing to share with you today.

This is important if you already sell things.

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No promises, but maybe this is the first step in a journey you need to take?

If you have questions, hit me up. I personally reply to every email.

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