The search for happiness, peace, love, and contentment can be compared to searching for miracles because the harder you search the more elusive they seem to be. I’ll give you a great big hint about your own personal miracle though. What you are looking for isn’t going to be found in a YouTube video, blog, eBook or on Facebook. It’s not going to come from another person, place or thing and it absolutely will not come from what you can buy at the mall. Instead, that miracle you’re looking for is going to come from somewhere deep inside yourself, once you learn how to tap into what you all ready have.
It’s similar to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, what she was looking for all along was in her own backyard. Well, your miracle is closer than you think and while reading inspirational material, following the latest gurus or discussing Life’s Big Questions with friends and family can give you some momentary relief from your search, you will find that you quickly go back to square one, searching again like a thirsty dessert dweller who can’t possibly drink enough water to satisfy his or her terrible thirst.
So the question is “how to find the miracle that is waiting inside to be discovered”? That is the million dollar question and it is so easy that it is impossible for the biggest percentage of people because of misperceptions of what happiness, peace, love, and contentment actually are. You hear tidbits of what to do to get it, such as “have an attitude of gratitude” and sure, that can certainly help, but that’s not all there is to it. There are actually several things you need to do and some of them will take time, practice and effort. But nothing worthwhile should be expected for less.
Finding Your Miracle
- Breathe In
- Breathe Out
Do you feel that? That alone is a miracle. When you are able to do that, the possibilities are limitless to what you can achieve in this life, it is what we all start and end with. Sit quietly and enjoy this miracle whenever you can.
That means to move outside of your head and get into what is happening around you, right here and right now, not to judge it and see what is coming up short, but to experience whatever is available, a soft breeze, a sunset, a smile, your breath. Very simple, but deeply profound when you sincerely take the time to experience with complete attention.
When you are focused on what you can do to make other people’s lives more pleasant, you will stop worrying so much about the state of your own existence. Plus, when you are giving happiness to others, it will be returned to you in wonderful and unexpected ways.
Therein is the miracle, it’s not something you had to search for or pay money to buy, it was just there all along – waiting. Underneath the wanting, the drama, the feelings that you have to DO something or BE something to qualify for happiness, peace, joy, love or contentment. It simply isn’t true. You’ve had it all along and when you take the steps I outlined in earnest you will start to see glimmers of it for yourself.
That miracle you are searching for can happen regardless of what else is going on in your life. Experience the miracle first and everything else will start to fall into place from that point. Then when you are searching for the latest YouTube videos, eBooks or words from your favorite Guru it will be because you want to and enjoy it, not because you are dying of thirst for something you all ready have.