A Deep Breath of Life, Alan Cohen, awareness, consciousness, creative mind, human, intelligent force, life, loving heart, miracles, perfection, planets, prayer, The Sophia Center for Spirituality, universe
Here is an interesting thought for pondering that brings my awareness to the importance of how I look at life. I invite you to suspend judgment and just read the words, then see if you can agree with the concept. If not, spend some time assessing your objections and ask yourself what it would take to adjust your attitude.
The universe was designed to work and in spite of appearances, it does. All of life, from the tiniest amoeba to the trillions of stars, planets and galaxies, operates with clockwork precision. Surely there is an intelligent force with an unfathomably creative mind and loving heart behind such magnificent perfection! (Alan Cohen – A Deep Breath of Life)
What are the most amazing miracles that you observe in life? For me it’s the incredible cooperation of systems in the human body and the way the planets keep moving without colliding. Or it could be the way that the change of seasons is so vibrant in my neighborhood or the prayer plant in front of my window whose leaves move from a horizontal position in the day to verticality at night so I can sleep knowing that there is, in fact, a creature lifting up prayer in my stead throughout the night. I could go on (big surprise, right?) but each of us must choose what it is that stuns us into consciousness of the amazing universe given to us even in our darkest days.
John Jeremiah Edminster said:
Thank you so much for this, Sister Lois!
Louise Clarke said:
Just for one, there’s Mr. Cat who came to dwell with us a few years ago as we approach our 80th decade. I can’t help but think of him as the third member of our “trinity” as he wanders from my husbands lap to my lap to his sunny perch by the window always communicating his interest in our activities (food time, play time, oh no not vacuuming time?) adding new dimensions to our senior years. Everything in his world is fascinating to him—stray piece of macaroni on the floor, dripping bathroom tap, computer screen. Furry creatures are definitely part of the Creator’s purpose. Mr Cat teaches me to pay close attention. Nothing is “ordinary.”