What are Some Astonishing Things That You Normally Take For Granted?

After you ponder these intellectually, allow yourself to cultivate great awe in your heart for each one.

 

Becoming aware of everyday miracles

As we integrate spiritual principles into our lives and find holiness within the mundane, we start to become aware of countless miraculous events. If we lay all of these little miracles out before us and take a step back, we begin to see the outlines of the Miracle — the miracle of life.

Miracles happen to all of us all the time but we often don’t look at the obvious.

The acclaimed physician Lewis Thomas wonders:

Statistically the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you would think the mere fact of existence would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise.

The moment that I saw — and heard — my son Bear being born and entering the “outside world” was perhaps the most life-altering experience I ever had. To plainly deduce that Bear was the product of an egg and a sperm, that developed in nine months into a functioning human, rips away the unbelievable magnitude of the process. From nothing to something. How does that happen?

Click here to listen to “It’s Alright Little Bear,” a lullaby I wrote the week Bear was born about the miracle of birth and pre-birth.

 

What are Some Astonishing Things That You Normally Take For Granted?

After you ponder these intellectually, allow yourself to cultivate great awe in your heart for each one.

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Dan Messinger is the author of Holy Crap, a multimedia collection of spiritual tools that help you create meaning from everyday hassles.
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2 Responses to What are Some Astonishing Things That You Normally Take For Granted?

  1. Goodsister says:

    My eyes! My family! My body – it's truly amazing how our bodies work in such a complex way without our direction; what a miracle. The fact that I can CHOOSE at any time – this is a miracle. THANK YOU for guiding me to reflect on this, Dan. You've helped me remember how much I have to be grateful for in this moment and every moment! Shalom.

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