Most miracles lack the element of drama and fanfare, and go by unnoticed. The dramatic ones seem too big for us to work towards. As a result, whether small or big, the power of miracles is lost to us. Miracles have the power to lift us out of routine and mediocrity, and touch the strength and will of the spirit within.
“And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy…” Kahlil Gibran
Miracles lie strewn around us like the delightful shells on a sea shore, but we wait dejectedly at the water’s edge for the oyster to bring in our pearl. This wait becomes interminable, and sooner or later results in despair, cynicism and apathy.
The Taj Mahal is undoubtedly a wonder of the world, but the miracle lies in the fact that in every marble block the artisan saw the full vision of this wonder, and painstakingly and lovingly chiseled it to life. Often the ‘bigness’ of a created form stops us from being aware of the small miracles that came together, silently, to enable the manifestation.
In daily life, we are often as ‘blind’. We pray for miracles, but refuse to open our eyes to the numberless joys that embrace us. Sight, hearing, and mobility are miracles that are daily taken for granted by those blessed with them. Only the blind and the deaf and the immobile know their true worth. Feelings, power of discernment and passion are found to be evident only in acts of magnitude.
The miracle of soundless breath, the joy of music and art, the warmth of a bright summer day, the cool exhilaration of rain, the pristine beauty of a snow clad mountain, the grasp of a tiny hand, are considered as temporal moments, their inexplicable divinity lost in the inevitability of their occurrence.
Most miracles lack the element of drama and fanfare, and go by unnoticed. The dramatic ones seem too big for us to work towards. As a result, whether small or big, the power of miracles is lost to us. Miracles have the power to lift us out of routine and mediocrity, and touch the strength and will of the spirit within. The power of each miracle is unique and different, for no miracle is quite like the other. The magical difference of miracles is seen in the uniqueness of each snowflake, each strand of DNA, each fingerprint, reach raindrop. Let your vision not be jaded by the apparent sameness of each day. Be alert to the unique joys that each miraculous day has to offer.
Miracles are Divine, certainly, but the spirit that sculpts it, is human. You have the power to sculpt the miracles of your own David; you only need courage, faith and determination. The courage to persevere, the faith to recognise that the darkest night brings the brightest dawn, and the determination to strive on when all others have decided to quit the race. We pray to God for a miracle, being completely ignorant to the fact the God has already given us the tools to create them. Your intelligence, desire and passion help you to draw its blueprint, and your strength, will and courage to breathe life into it.
Miracles don’t happen; they are created. They don’t wait for you to be unhappy, or for things to go wrong. They are as naturally a part of our existence as our selves. Due to our lack of awareness of the miracles around us, we tend to ignore our inner power till difficulties knock at our door. In the face of hurdles, we summon our strength to the fullest and thus invite miracles. But miracles do not need difficulties in order to BE. Your awareness of the miracles of joy will summon your divine will and remove the need of trauma and conflict.
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Summoning divine will is easy; it only requires you to KNOW that you are unique, matchless and limitless. When you limit yourself, you limit your children, and pressure them to think small and dream finitely. The greatest gift that you can give a child, is the knowledge of his own uniqueness, so that he takes pride in being who he is, rather than carrying the humiliating burden of imitation. Teach him that it is more important to fill the inner space, than to fit into the cramped boundaries of society. See him smile in the realisation that HE is the miracle.
When the eye sees only the truth of miracles, can it ever recognise the illusion of pain?