By Dolores Day
“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
If you read my column monthly, you have probably caught on to the fact that I believe mindset is one of the most powerful influences in determining the quality of our life and our experiences. It is said we live over 95% of our life in our minds. Meaning, most of what we are thinking about is either in the past or we are projecting into the future, and most of that doesn’t even happen anyway!
Naturally then, I think it’s pretty important to make the home in our minds as beautiful, peaceful and calm as possible. This takes daily consistent effort and often times subconscious rewiring and behavioral retraining to modify negative thoughts and habits that have become unhealthy patterns in our lives. I think it’s pretty well accepted that Einstein was a genius. But most people think of him as the intellectual physicist who is best known for developing the theory of relativity and the beginnings of quantum mechanics.
But what most may not know about his extraordinary life was that he was devoted to his curiosity for the mysteries and the wonders of nature that he observed all around him. Though this genius may not have been considered by today’s standard as “religious,” he was quoted having said “I want to know how God created this world. I’m not interested in this or that phenomenon, I want to know God’s thoughts — the rest are details.”
I believe this focus on creation is what inspired him to look at the world differently. Not to be a pessimist but rather look to the unknown with an awe-inspired mind. He was choosing to see the mental/spiritual thread in all things. Our mindset is choice. We have the freedom to choose every day how we will view the world. This is made evident when two people can see the same thing and report completely different experiences. Whether we look at the world with a lens of beauty, positivity and love, or choose to see separation, negativity and disharmony is completely each individual’s own choice. We get to decide.
The interesting thing about the mind is that whatever we focus on expands. What we focus on will begin to dominate our thoughts. So, if we are focusing on the wonderment and curious bewilderment of all of life and creation, we will find that our world enlarges the beauty and awe that is found in the big and the little things and we will witness more of it. The ants so small beneath our feet that scurry in harmony to create and build become astonishing to us. The night sky revealing its billions of galaxies beyond marvels our minds.
You see, everywhere we look in nature, be it in the human body form, a forest, or even the soil beneath our feet, reveals the miracle of creation. Whether we choose to focus our lens on it and allow our minds to be transfixed with awe is up to each of us independently. Whatever is expected tends to be realized. This has been proven scientifically over and over again. What we believe, we often receive. It’s a simple truth but a powerful one. We can either resist against it and deny its verity or we can acknowledge the power that lies in our expectations.
Simply put, if we expect miracles, we will often see them everywhere we go. If we don’t, we won’t!
Perhaps it’s time for each of us to ask ourselves if we are seeing miracles in our life daily. If the answer is no, it is clear we just need to alter our mindset, change the focus on our lens, and begin to expect to see them uncovered everywhere we look. They are there, already, waiting for us to discover them.
Expect miracles and you will see them!
Peace be with you friends.
(De Day is an empowerment life coach who specializes in helping women create and live their best life by teaching them mind-body-soul truths and implementing powerful transformative practices. To work with her privately please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at de-day.com.)