"Miracle to miracle." From lunch with
a friend to a job working on a computer that's connected
all over the world, to a drive home in a vehicle that can
travel at great speeds over roads that allow for those
great speeds almost anywhere we'd ever want to go, to the
home made of wood and wires and gypsum and that has gas
and water and electric lines running into and out of it,
to dinner with our family that includes completely unique
human beings with whom we have special relationships. . .
. And on and on. Life is full of miracles.
Unfortunately, we tend to live our lives from task to
task, or meeting to meeting, or obligation to
obligation. We stop seeing the miraculous in the
things that we do, in the things we do them with, or in
the people with whom we interact. The miraculous is
absolutely everywhere, though we tend to see it not.
We tend to look with jaded eyes that take things for
granted, that look only at the surfaces, and then our
minds jump to conclusions as to what things are based on
previous experience, so we never get the chance to see
things as brand new, as wonderful, as miracles.
What's the big deal? We've gotten along fine without
seeing everything as a miracle so far, so why bother
trying to change. I suppose the question is
simple: have we really gotten along fine, or have we
simply been existing? Have we truly gotten all that
we can out of our experiences, or have we merely been
skimming the surfaces? I have to admit that far too
often I skim the surface, and I'm sure that I miss a lot
of the miraculous because I think I know something
Artur said that he had "adopted the
technique." It's a technique that could help us
all to get more out of these lives that we're living, if
we only take the time and make the effort to develop
techniques of our own for recognizing and appreciating the
many, many miracles that we witness and experience each
day that we live.