Practicing awareness of the miracle of life


Last week I posted on the miracle of life. And this week I tried to practice that awareness of the miracle of each day. And it lead to an interesting week. Here’s just a glimpse of it.

I was away for work for two nights. I arrived at the hotel for the first night after an 18-hour day. The sight that greeted me did not please me: poor security, dated decor, and high traffic noise (or a closed window and a hot room). Ah yes . . . practice awareness of the miracle of each day.

I had shelter. I had a bed. I had clean running water. I had privacy.

Through practicing awareness of the miracle of the moment – rather than the drawbacks of the moment – everything changed. Indeed, I was thankful.

And that is what I have learned this week: by practicing awareness of the miracle of living, I have found much to be thankful for.

And as a result my focus has not been only upon myself but on the Provider of the miracle of life. I recall a quotation attributed to Meister Eckhart, a German philosopher and theologian from some 800 years ago, “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”

Wow! Thank you. Amen.

This is Mindful Monday on 28 May 2018.

If you live near or in Cheltenham, join Julie Hill and Sara Shailer for an evening of mindfulness open to everyone on Monday 25 June. If you represent a club or organisation in the area and would like to explore mindfulness, get in touch.



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