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  • Writer's pictureRuth Schapira

Just one thing we don't think about...

Our imaginations can only go so far.

We can't possibly conceive of the infinite, yet our mathematical constructs somehow allow us to finesse that little detail.

Among other things, we also have a hard time realizing that we are on a spinning globe in the middle of an unending universe that is expanding as we read this.

Yet, we need to believe what we can see and can be proven.

"Seeing is believing" is sometimes what we say, with a certain relish, that only reinforces that we are victims of our small-minded desire to not invest our thinking in something fantastical.

Really? Are our minds that terribly small?

I won't be talking about God in this post. Or knowledge of a greater entity. Or our gut feeling that there is a unifying force that courses through all of life.

My purpose is just to have you stretch yourselves, to unchain your brain....if even for a bit.

So, put your inner skeptic on mute, and ponder just one very, teeny tiny example of the greatness that exists around us, but yet we are most often unaware of.

The miraculous is all around, yet we are often oblivious.

According to scientists, the weight of the average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds!

Think about that for a bit. This means that at any given moment, there are millions of pounds of water floating above your head.

That's the equivalent of 100 elephants!!! [1.1 million pounds equals about 551 tons).

But, that "heavy" cloud is floating over your head because the air below it is even heavier— the lesser density of the cloud allows it to float on the dryer and more-dense air.

Think about that the next time you look up at the sky.

Let your imagination flow and see where it takes you.


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