Have you ever pondered or contemplated all the, big and small, miracles around us? For instance, if trees start out as a seed then then how did the first trees in all of creation come to be? Or the process of photosynthesis helping to create food for plant life to grow. Though there are things science can explain away it still does not make them any less miraculous.
i often find myself still captivated by such seemingly simple wonders. When given the opportunity i take my perspective beyond this world as a means to appreciate it better. Finding myself fascinated by how every aspect of what makes our beautiful blue planet habitable is nothing short of AWE inspiring. How blessed are we to simply exist and experience all of life? i'd say pretty darn blessed! This planet could be less hospitable making existence a true struggle for all beings and yet we thrive to an existence like no other time in recorded history.
A very moving quote by the brilliant Albert Einstein goes as follows, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." This speaks to me in allowing ourselves the opportunity to experience the wonder and splendor of all that is. The aliveness of nature and what this existence has to offer. Otherwise why even exist at all?
The same can be said for being completely present, not "multi-tasking" but placing all our attention on the current moment. i am just as guilty, at times, in allowing work/life demands and that nifty mobile computer in my pocket to distract me from being fully and completely present. The now is nothing more than a series of successive passing of moments. That is all we have. Once that moment passes it no longer exist but only in our mind and the future is what we create with every following choice we make. i've often heard how the universe conspires for us to succeed abundantly. Chew on that for a moment.... the universe conspires for us to succeed... go ahead step back and try to conceptualize that for a moment. Ever realized how when you follow your heart things just flow?
Okay back to the point of this post. Wondrous beauty is all around us, big and small. It is the most humbling experience to truly understand how small we really are on this great beautiful planet. Do not allow your world, your experience to extinguish your sense of wonder and always try to see beauty hidden in plain sight. Be well in peace and light.