Today as I begin my meditation I’m giving a quote by Albert Einstin to ponder, “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
A few weeks ago a friend read a quote to me by Napoleon Hill, “In your search for the secret of the method, do not look for a miracle, because you will not find it. You will find only the eternal laws of nature.”
I realized that sometimes I get so caught up in how to make the miracles in my life happen that I actually miss the miricles there are to see. I think to myself often that I know how to do what I need to in order to get from here to there. However, in the process of doing things the way I think I should, I miss out on all there is to see in between where the miricles actually exist.
Holding on to those grace filled moments, that’s where I find the miracles, and I get so lost in the moment that it seems to last a lifetime.
My Peachy Moment
I found out last week that I have to have surgery again on my sinuses as some of the problems I had came back. It’s only been 3 months since the last one. At first I felt like it was in a nightmare. But as I’ve prayed about the why. The only answer I got was that no matter what the situation is there are always the slivers within the moments where we can find joy in something.
When you don’t feel good it can be all consuming, but as I’ve been working on it I do find those moments of reprieve. It does take some conscious effort, so today I did an experiment. My mindful task was in the focus I gave to eating a locally grown fresh ripe, sweet, juicy peach. I found myself taking pure delight in every bite. It’s amazing the tonic effect a simple sweet juicy peach can have on you when you give it your full attention.
I think in the moments that mindfulness provides is the place where God begins our healing process. If I am able to tune into the simple joy of eating a peach, than in that mindful moment I am not wrapped up in my symptoms. And in that knowing I see, feel and experience the healing process taking place in me now!
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
Which is right, and which isn’t?
As Ralph Waldo Trine puts it:
“The optimist is right. The pessimist is right. The one differs from the other as light from dark. Yet both are right. Each is right from his own particular point of view, and this point of view is the deterring factor in the life of each.”*
*Prelude from “In Tune With the Infinite” by Ralph Waldo Trine
Written in 1897