I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
That so many commonplace miracles happen…
A miracle, just take a look around:
The world is everywhere.
People used to say to me, Walt, you re doing miracles for those fellows in the hospital. I wasn’t. I was doing miracles for myself.
Our brain, much less our mind, is forever unknowable, our ultimate creative capacity, for all practical purposes, infinite. The human brain is, in fact, the most complex, highly organized entity in the known universe. Each of us contains, and transcends, every form of matter that has come together since time began: quarks, electrons, protons, neutrons, atoms, molecules, cells, organelles, organs, organ systems, and finally the mysterious organization of all of this into self-aware consciousness itself.
Do you seek miracles?
draw water, hew wood
According to Dogen— miracles are such daily activities as fetching water and carrying firewood. Every breath we take is a miracle.But, as we often focus on imperfection, lack, and failure, we become cranky and unhappy. So Dogen’s words can be a good reminder of the miracles of each moment.
A mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.
In my mind there are three things: concentration, loving-kindness, and peace.