Songwriter Peter Mayer writes –“Thus, the hard thing becomes, not to look for miracles, but finding where there isn’t one.”
You may believe that’s an overstatement. Most men and women think of miracles as things that occurred in Biblical times. Since we do not take some time to look at the world around us.
Most of us go through hard times. If we didn’t, there would not be much point to life. If you grab the moment, the best lessons come from the largest challenges. My answer to hard times is to always give gratitude for what I’ve got, in which the alternative is to complain about what I do not have. But in a very difficult stretch, it becomes more difficult to find things to have gratitude for.
I often end up feeling grateful for these particularly hard times. You understand how many items you simply take for granted during the times when you have to dig deep for something to be thankful for. If you sit quietly for some time and just observe the world around you, it will not take long to understand that nearly what is a miracle.
Or, if you’re like me and you’ve got a 4 year old, you receive daily reminders of this simple fact that what is a miracle. The only real answer I have for a lot of her constant questions lately is”it’s a miracle”
I scraped my knee and she wants to understand how your body heals itself. It is a miracle. We planted little little ugly brown seeds in an egg carton this spring acim lesson 1 How can they develop into the gorgeous flowers pictured on the seed package? It’s a miracle. Miracle. Miracle. Why does my 9 month old cry once I leave the room? Another miracle.
Naturally there are complex scientific explanations for most of these things.
With huge numbers of people in the world, how do we meet the love of their life? How can we find a buddy that knows just what to say at just the perfect time? How are we able to proceed following the death of a parent, or worse yet, a child? How can a dog enable a blind man to live as though he were sighted? Why does chocolate taste SO good?
Well, I could go on, but hopefully you get the point. Since most people don’t get the purpose. And if you are not”to” self improvement and personal growth, you might not ever stop long enough to realize the point. Life is so complete and so challenging and so hectic, that it is frighteningly easy to miss the fact that miracles are everywhere and in everything.
This is the trick to self improvement without changing anything aside from your understanding of the world. Just open your eyes up to the miracles around you.
If someone asked me how my day was, for example, I could react by telling them it was a miserably cold and rainy afternoon, and my children were tired from staying up too late, and getting everyone up and dressed to take my daughter to college was a real struggle.
Or I could tell them how much fun we had staying up late the night before roasting marshmallows over the fire, and how my kid sang a gorgeous rendition of twinkle, twinkle little star to my baby that afternoon to keep him from being fussy. And I could laugh about how my two year old ran around the house in my high heels that morning as I tried to chase him down and get his shoes . And I could share how much pleasure my daughter had at school stomping in the mud puddles and finding the post-rain worms wriggling on the sidewalk. I could marvel in the rainbow.
It is up to me. I can not restrain my kids’ moods. I can’t control the weather. But I really do control how I see the world. I can view life as a struggle or as a miracle.
Why does it matter? The brief answer is that portion of the aim of self improvement is to be joyful. And being happy just for the sake of being happy is a fantastic thing. However, it goes deeper than that. Seeing the world as a miracle is vital to your internet business success. I will share why in my next post.