To live an Extraordinary Life is to see the Miraculous in everyday things.
Emerson says it just a little bit differently.
I like his thoughts too.
“The invariable mark of wisdom
is to see the miraculous in the common.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hmmm…. I’m thinking that if we’re wise we will train our eyes so that we can indeed see the miraculous in the common.
This beautiful plant is a Croton which I photographed on a recent trip to the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. You will be seeing more photos in upcoming weeks from my little jaunt there. Certainly it was a time for my sight to come alive and see the beauty in leaves and flowers and plants and trees.
As we look into a meadow, a forest, or even a botanical garden, we often dismiss the beauty and form there. It’s pleasing to the eye and we may or may not acknowledge it and pass on by.
Next time you are out for that power walk and pass by a bit of nature’s beauty, stop. Choose to see. Look closely at each plant, petal, leaf, or stamen. When we do, we will SEE the miraculous in the common. Marvel in it! That is worship. That is living fully. That is being extraordinary!
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May your day be filled with seeing the miraculous!
P.S. Has anyone else picked some Forsythia sprigs to force? I’m starting to see fat yellow buds!! How about you?
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