“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.