Miracles in Plain Sight


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.

Further Reading:
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

Emelda De Coteau
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3 Replies to “Miracles in Plain Sight”

  1. Thank you for sharing the miracle of your writing! I thought of you last night when watching the PBS American Masters program about writer (and radio personality), Garrison Keillor. It was an inspirational show for writers, and I think you would enjoy watching it if you haven’t already seen it. One of the jewels he revealed when describing his own writing process was: “WRITING IS THE ACT OF DISCOVERY.” He describes how he sits down at his computer with only an idea in his head and his hands on the keyboard. He will begin writing, and he never knows where this process will take him in terms of a revelation, a story, a discovery about a character or himself. The process of writing seems divinely inspired, I think. E, I wish you many acts of discovery in 2013 as you continue writing for your wonderful blog!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!! I really appreciate the love. Yes. I am familiar with his work. 🙂 I feel the same way! I begin with an idea, and God guides my thoughts. I believe deeply in this notion that creativity begins from a spiritual place. I will have to catch that program on PBS. Thanks again. 🙂

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