"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
In terms of human experience, this allows us to appreciate and contemplate each event - including those of the distant past - in all of its magic and wonder. If we as human beings are a primary way in which the Universe knows and stands in awe and wonder of itself, then this fact is supremely important!
Hiking in Bisti De-Na-Zin Badlands last weekend, we came upon these awesome petrified logs. They are the remnants of 200-foot tall cypress-like conifers that grew in a lush swamp 70 million years ago during the Tertiary Period. I love pondering geologic time!
Photos: Bisti De-Na-Zin Badlands, NM, May 30, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.