Thich Nhat Hanh shares that if you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.
As I began to think about today’s wisdom, I found myself swapping the word miracles for abundance. When I am tired or discouraged then I can easily fall into a scarcity mindset and when I am in this frame of mind then the world seems to be a much less friendly place. I am keenly aware of what I perceive as my deficiencies yet how everyone else seems to be so perfect. I start comparing my life with others’. I dwell on what I don’t have but desperately want.
This becomes a very slippery slope because through this lens the world confirms my every thought. Yet when I catch myself or most likely find myself tired of being such a sour puss and replace the lens of scarcity for a lens of abundance then I am amazed by the sheer number of petals on a David Austin rose or the single-minded diligence of the bee gathering pollen.
Deepak Chopra has a wonderful meditation series on abundance where he points out that we only have to look at nature to affirm the presence of abundance available to us all.
With an eye out for abundance or miracles my entire day has a different energy about it. The driver who cuts me off becomes a moment of gratitude because I was able to swerve in time and not get into an accident. A client who is questioning my design or process becomes an opportunity to explain my thinking, reveal more about myself, and stretch creatively.
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Thich Nhat Hanh. Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh. Ed. Melvin McLeod. Boston: Shambhala, 2011. Print.