Posted on August 6, 2013
Have you ever had an experience that blows your mind in such a way, you think that it must be happening for a reason? Like some sort of sign from the universe?
A miracle, if you will.
The word miracle comes from the Latin root: miraculum meaning to wonder at, to be astonished.
This meaning has gotten skewed by society over the millenia to have religious connotation. That would presume that miracles occur because of behavior or prayer in one form or another to a particular deity. My sense is that's not quite right.
We tend to think of miracles as "magic" but in reality, they can be hiding in plain sight. We don't see them because we're too in our own heads and preoccupied with the minutia, allowing it to grow.
When we stay present and keep in the headspace of positive intention for our own life and the direction we take each day, we will be open to the presence of miracles. It won't seem like magic, but perhaps winks from the universe that we're on the right track (or course correct us if we're not). We'll pay attention and notice seemingly new things about people, animals and our environment that we've never observed before. Perhaps they've been there all along, but we were in too much of a hurry to pay attention to them. We won't miss anything this time, we'll just be.
Tolstoy, "If you want to be happy, be."