The pulse and energy of life is experienced internally, ‘inside your skin’, and, externally, ‘outside your skin’, through your interactions with others, the world and the vast, mysterious and miracle-filled universe. Everything you experience is part of an interdependent One or Whole. Life is calling every person, every moment, sometimes in the form of a whisper and sometimes in the form of a scream.
Intentionally choosing to look and notice inwards and outwards will reveal the fact that miracles are happening in every moment and everywhere.
Slowly read (at least twice) and reflect on the following words from Zen monk and mindfulness teacher Thich Nhat Hanh:
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize:
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child, our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.
The miraculous is everywhere. No matter who you are, where you go, what you do or don’t do, life is a field of miracles. Perhaps one of the reasons people have stopped believing in miracles, or are believing less in miracles, might be due to their ideas about the nature of miracles.
Reconsider what miracles are and a whole other world becomes available to you. Engage your awareness and attention as you focus inward. Engage your senses of your imagination fully in the present moment as you focus outward. Start noticing, recognising and experiencing this banquet called life and its multiplicity of miracles.
What was your response to Thich Nhat Hanh’s words?
What is a miracle for you?
Is it possible to rethink how you perceive miracles?
If so, begin to practice noticing the miraculous daily.