Every experience is a blessing and a lesson!

Other words of wisdom today:

“To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems instead of being lost in them,” says Michael Singer, author of the essential spiritual guide The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself.

Mark Nepo’s September 14th entry teaches that regardless what experiences life offers us: “[w]e cannot stop the flow of experience of the need to take it in. Rather, all our efforts must go into learning the secret … of transforming what we go through [into wonder, joy and something that sustains us].” p. 303, The Book of Awakening

So today remember that experience is often the best teacher; the question is are you a willing student?

Wisdom Lesson #6: Having a “miracle mindset” changes everything… literally!

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

“Become the Miracle You Seek” from Tonya Marie

January 26, 2012

I came across Einstein’s quote above in Mark Nepo’s January 24th entry in The Book of Awakenings.

Confession: I read it this morning (1/26) so … yes, I’m a little behind. 🙂

But since I believe wherever I am that is where I’m supposed to be, I guess my morning meditation time was meant to include this passage and to inspire this lesson.

Mark’s entry titled “Miracle Thinking” got me thinking about … well … miracles. It also challenged me to reflect on our role in creating a life experience filled with the vast richness of wonderment in every moment.

Einstein’s quote is a remix of the age-old question: whether the glass is half full or half empty. The bottom line is that the “glass half full” concept, Einstein’s quote and Mark’s reflection, all make the point that the lens through which we see life has a direct impact on how we experience life.

Imagine seeing everything, and I mean everything as the pure miracle it is. From the dust on the TV to the birth of a baby. From the mundane chores of folding clothes or washing dishes to winning the lottery. From the painful loss of a relationship to the first bud break of an exotic flower in the Amazon that you never even lay eyes on. An outlook like that changes how we move in the world; how we greet each other, how we work, play, relate, commune, eat, rest … and love.

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