Saturday, March 13, 2010
Look around you at all of the things that are more than necessary. Color perception is to help us judge depth. But look at the way colors blend or contrast with each other to add fun to our wardrobe. Or the ways we respond to different colors emotionally. Sounds can be warnings, communication, a help us find direction. Yet music is much, much more than that. Food needs to taste good enough that we will gain the nutrition we need for life. But think about favorite pies, delicious blending of flavors in a home cooked meal, the aroma of cookies just out of the oven. All of these extras call us to joy and appreciation of life. Now think beyond your sensory appreciation of a situation and appreciate different processes that present themselves to you. I am blessed in being able to watch several adults who have decided to change themselves and their lives for the better. They are not in therapy, they have just decided they can become fuller individuals. Watching the change has been fascinating, truly miraculous. To appreciate the process of a creation adds new dimensions. The tulips are starting to show above ground now. I am reminded that all of the plant world gives us gifts of being able to watch the changes they present. Miracles happen. Magic happens. It is more than fun, or even delight to perceive and appreciate what we can. If you open up to all these wonders and realize you are part of all that is, you will lose a lot of your fears and insecurities. Seeing the miracle in another will help you connect to them in a natural yet magical way. Let a spark of magic into your life to open you up to the daily miracles that abound.