Do you believe in miracles?
Regardless of how you choose to answer, if you’re reading these words, you’re witnessing a miracle right now.
Yes, it’s a miracle to be able to read, and it’s a miracle your phone or tablet or whatever has an Internet connection, but those are almost irrelevant.
What I’m talking about is you.
The fact that you woke up this morning puts water-into-wine to shame.
Life is awesome.
And no, I’m not talking about the day to day life, filled with anxiety and war and greed.
Honestly, I hate those “life is great” mother fuckers. Go read the news for two minutes and then tell me how goddamn great life is. Tell that to the family whose son just got decapitated. The fact that the word “decapitated” has shown up in the news, even once, in the last century is proof enough that life is pretty far from great.
What I mean is this: life itself is awesome. The mysterious, luminous, animating force flowing through plants, animals and us.
And miraculously, as you slept last night, your body performed hundreds of trillions of functions which, unbeknownst to you, kept you alive. Kept you alive in spite of the fact that the fate of your eventual demise was sealed upon your birth.
The life inside of you insisted on remaining alive for yet another day. The vast universe is mostly composed of lifelessness but, here you are. Still. Reading these words which I’ve strung together in a very particular, but oftentimes serendipitous, order. It’s literally a miracle.
And here’s the thing about miracles – when you allow yourself to allow for miracles, you’ll notice more of them.
This is the space I abide in (when I remember to do so) and I’ve seen the miraculous unfold time and time again.
Anxiety and war and greed aren’t proof that miracles don’t exist. It is, however, proof that we are choosing to squander this miracle. The miracle of life.
It’s time for us to choose differently. It’s time for us to believe differently.
And it starts with you.
While you still can.
“In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success