Being in the present moment
is seeing the miracle in the commonplace.
Rejoicing that planted seeds are shooting,
are growing into flowers.
Rejoicing that planted seeds
are bearing fruit,
turning into pea-pods, courgettes and lettuce leaves.
Welcoming the frog that has been
disturbed from his leafy lair
and boldly hops onto the grass
in full sun.
Welcoming the drenching shower
that refreshes the earth and
nourishes the seeds
to become the flowers and vegetables
we hope for.
Welcoming butterfly, bee,
snail and slug into the garden
and enjoying their play.
Welcoming the unique painting
that occurs each evening
with the setting sun.
Welcoming a heart that gladdens
to discover each
miracle in the commonplace.
© 5 August 2013
"In a field I have watched an acorn, a thing so still and seemingly useless. And in the spring I have seen that acorn take root and rise, the beginning of an oak tree, towards the sun.
Surely you would deem that a miracle, yet this miracle is wrought a thousand thousand times in the drowsiness of every autumn and the passion of every spring.
Why shall it not be wrought in the heart of man?" (Kahlil Gibran: Jesus the Son of Man).
Around us, life bursts forth with miracles - a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf,a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. (Thich Nhat Hanh: The Sun my Heart).