That's what makes it the beat.
There are other things that stop. That start. That go faster or slower.
But don't worry about the beat. We can't change the beat. The beat continues.
When we're watching it, it continues, and when we're distracted, it continues. Beat by beat, day by day, it continues.
Awareness of our forward motion, of the tick and tock as we move from yesterday to tomorrow… it gives us perspective and patience if we let it. Or it can stress us out. Up to us.
Look, there goes another one.
What will you do with the next one?