With these pleasant spring nights, it’s relaxing to lie on the grass or lawn chair and stare up at the stars. It feels like we are lying on a nice flat surface looking up at the stars overhead. BUT WE”RE NOT!
Let’s try this again. The next time you have a few minutes and are willing to let your mind be free and except reality, do this:
Before looking “up” at the twinkling stars close your eyes and think about these facts.
We are not on a stable flat surface at all. That is an illusion. Understand that you are stuck to the side of a sphere hurtling through space an incredible speeds. You are spinning around at 1000 miles per hour. While you are spinning around you are also flying around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour. You and the sun are also moving around the galaxy and our galaxy is drifting through intergalactic space.
Now, open your eyes. You are not looking up but out at the vastness of space. You and I are in the cockpit of a giant spaceship on the ride of our lives. Forget about stability, we are being pressed against this sphere by gravity. Hang on!
What a ride! Who needs Magic Mountain?