“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness
In between work, family, and social media, we take few precious moments to reflect upon our lives. Perhaps, you purposely avoid looking at your life because, if you’re totally honest, it can be brutal.
Notice the tsunami of judgmental thoughts that swamp your mind causing stress and anxiety.
Not surprisingly, a lot of worries are society’s programming as a byproduct of our modern world. Greater still is the personal dissatisfaction that arises out of internal turmoil driven by confusion.
Are you feeling confused?
You’re not the only one. Notice how confusion is self-evident all over the world.
Research scientist, Kathryn Tristan, says in her book, Why Worry, at some time in our lives, half of us in the U.S. will suffer from anxiety, depression, or addiction—the very opposite of an authentic life.
But, then something miraculous happens.
On your way home from work or a rushed meal out, dusk’s rising luminous moon captivates you, and you experience a moment of ecstasy and utter peace.
All is right with the world—and you weren’t thinking about a thing. You were just alive—and brilliantly so!
FROM MUNDANE TO MIRACULOUS
What was the shift?