Monday, November 28, 2011

The Miracle

I have arrived.
That is my insight when I breathe in and make two steps.
I have arrived, I have arrived.
Peacefully, gently, but very determined.

We have been running for all our life, it is now time to stop.
If you are not capable of stopping,
how can you enjoy touching the earth with your feet?

The miracle is not to walk on water or on fire,
the miracle is to walk on earth,
and any one of us can perform this miracle.

The miracle is to walk on earth,
that is a statement made by the Zen master Lin Chi, or Rinzai.

If you can establish yourself in the here and the now,
and make a step and touch the wonders of life in the here and the now, you are performing the miracle.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

This is the perfect time of year to remember to slow down. We can become so busy and caught in the hectic pace of the holidays that we forget the miracle of touching the earth with each step. The wonder of life is all around us! Miracles are everywhere!

Why not take a moment to just notice the gentle flow of the breath and choose to feel the miracle of being alive?

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