Sweating the small stuff

[Bahasa Indonesia]

“My miracle is that when I feel hungry I eat, and when I feel thirsty I drink.” ~Bankei

I did not even remember when or even whether I saw this quote. A friend said that I told her about this a while back. It must have been important because I was reminded about it again. I have even received a mug from my previous project to ensure that I would not forget.

You see, I have never been big on so called spiritual experience. When I meditate, for instance, I do not experience what is commonly perceived as great meditation experiences such as light, color, the feel of flying, getting big or very small etc (yet?).

Now I realize this: that my miracle is everyday life. That life itself is a miracle. It is a miracle that when I feel hungry I eat, and when I feel thirsty I drink.

And the very fact that we are I am able to do all these things without even thinking about them much is a great blessing. So by all means, do sweat the small stuff.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s