Our daughter is an infant so novel achievements are milestones. “Look, she’s grabbing her toy,” I said gleefully recently. After sitting down a phrase came to me: “miracles in plain sight.” Yes. We are surrounded by the miraculous, but we call it mundane.
You place one foot in front of the other each morning; You breath from one second to the next by the grace of God; we receive countless hours, minutes, seconds to create possibilities, redefining our realities, these are all miracles in plain sight. Start celebrating them – especially as life suffocates with responsibilities and its incessant pace.
Breath for a moment in your car or office, reflect, be grateful, and work towards what Thich Nhat Hanh calls mindfulness, the practice of living awake. Sure you will not always remember; you will slip as I often do, but remain relentless in your quest to see miracles, they are ubiquitous.
As Einstein once said, “everything is a miracle.” I would add “everything is an opportunity to awaken.” Open your eyes and heart.
Tell me about the miracles in your life.
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh