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“The miracle of the sun.” ~ Doc Meek

Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Standing at the bus stop I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the sun, “for no reason.” – Doc Meek

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I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the sun the other day, “for no reason.”

I was standing on the sidewalk in front of a bus stop the other morning here in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Being winter, it was cold. I happened to be facing south, with the morning sun in my face.**

I gradually became very aware of the distant reality of this incredibly humongously overwhelmingly destructive boiling churning “out-of- control” fiery inferno.

Feeling the gentle touch of this “distant disaster” on my face, I was overwhelmed with gratitude that it was placed at precisely the right distance away from me not to destroy me with its boiling cauldron fury. In fact, it was sustaining my very life, my earth.

The sun’s distance is so precise* that it keeps me from freezing to death in Canada’s north and yet is far enough way not to destroy me.

“What a miracle,” I thought.**

You do not have to give God the credit [even though I do personally]. You do not even have to believe in God to know that this precise placing of the sun is miraculous, accident or no accident.

Thank you Universe [and  God] for your precisely distant placement of a vaporizing power so great I cannot comprehend it!

Doc Meek, Wed, Feb 16, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

*The distance of the earth from the sun ranges from 91 to 94.5 million miles (146-152 million km),  depending upon where the earth is in in its orbit around the sun. I learned this from my grade 5 teacher I think, and I re-learned it just now from:

I read somewhere that the nuclear (actually fusion) energy at the sun’s core takes a million years to reach its surface. This is mind-boggling.

Here is a quotation about that timeline from Wiki: “The high-energy photons (gamma rays and x-rays) released in fusion reactions take a long time to reach the Sun’s surface, slowed down by the indirect path taken, as well as by constant absorption and reemission at lower energies in the solar mantle. Estimates of the “photon travel time” range from as much as 50 million years[5] to as little as 17,000 years.[6]

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**I have recently learned from a reliable and trustworthy colleague that if I keep my eyes open in the sunshine (with no glasses and no contact lens, and not looking directly at the sun of course), that the sun’s energy directly affects for good more than a dozen endocrine and other biological and chemical subsystems in the human body, profoundly affecting both physical and mental health.

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