I always wake up with the feeling that something wonderful is about to happen, like we’re right on the edge of something incredible. Picasso once said, “Everything is a miracle. It’s a miracle we don’t dissolve like a sugar cube when we get in the bathtub.” He was right. Miracles aren’t just great big happenings like seeing Our Lady of Fatima out in a field while you’re watching sheep - which can happen. Miracles are everywhere, all the time. They’re ordinary. Just look at the light on the grass. Look how the wind moves the leaves. Look at the birds. Stop and really look. Do you see how truly amazing life is?
We are living in an animated matrix of interactive wonderment, and what you bring to this moment affects everything. You are not only part of the web of life, you influence it. Right now, try a little experiment. Feel who is looking through your eyes. Slow down and feel your thoughts. Now shape them. Whatever you’re looking at, think “That’s incredible. That’s so fascinating.” Keep looking for a few moments. Now think “That sucks. That’s ridiculous.” Flip back and forth between the two thought patterns a couple of times. Feel the difference? Can you feel how when you think “That’s fascinating,” you move towards the object, and when you think “That sucks,” you move away from it? Which feels better to you? Which feels better to the thing you’re looking at? Can you see how where you’re coming from affects everything?
Now go back to looking and think “That’s amazing. Wow.” Stay there. Stay in the wonderment of it all, because something wonderful is about to happen, and you don’t want to miss it.
Amor fati. Love what is. Everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees the beauty. Our work is to refine our vision so that we can see the Truth - the perfection in life as it is. Sometimes our greatest lessons come from our hardest experiences. Every moment is an opportunity to learn and to love.