In my last post I wrote that you, and I, and the earth that sustains us are so incredibly improbable as to be next to impossible. Furthermore, I wrote that what’s next to impossible is a miracle. Therefore I concluded, we and the earth are miracles. A reasonable corollary follows from this conclusion, my miraculous friend. It’s that since you are a miracle, even before you fix breakfast, everything you do is an extremely rare and wondrous event in the universe. You and everything about you is a wonder, a one of a kind thing. So, don’t hesitate to feel good about paying attention to what you do. When walking, just walk. When eating, relax, savor, just eat. Continue reading Perform a Miracle! When Walking, Just Walk
Surely planet Earth is a miracle. The Earth and it’s place in the universe still seems like a miracle despite centuries of scientific probing, conjecture and theory. Don’t worry, since I have little training in science, I don’t aim to get deeply scientific in this post. What I will do is use some jaw-dropping conclusions from science to remind us that you and I are miracles. Furthermore, I want to encourage you to remember to rest in the miracle you are.
I walk to the Gloucester Unitarian Church 5-days a week to lead morning meditation. Last Tuesday, I got a late start, so anxiety quickened my pace. With my rushed steps, I added tension and stress to the walk. Of course, I made it to meditation on time, but I also decided to set out ten-minutes earlier for my walks. These extra ten-minutes give a boost to the quality of my day. No more rushing, a bit more relaxing. Part of the deep healing I need to do in my life involves noticing and letting go whenever I slip back into habit-stress and habit-struggle. The extra minutes give me time to walk slowly, to rest and relax, to let go along my way.