Sometimes you really can’t see the forest thru the trees, but other times you can’t appreciate the trees throughout the forest. Endlessly we search for that perfect mate. Someone who peaks our interest, lights our flame of love or possibly flatters the other parts within us that like to be coddled. Other times its as simple as needing that perfect outfit for an interview or a once in a lifetime party or event that we feel could change our lives in some out of the ordinary way. Each day we frantically engage each new reason to strive for that which we feel is attainable and that might reconcile our basic lives to something more, something which makes us happier and even more fulfilled. There is nothing wrong with reaching for the stars, however, if you often find yourself looking to external sources to compliment your lifestyle then you may be barking up the wrong tree.
When you look in the mirror, do you truly see yourself for who you are? Maybe when you look at yourself for more than a minute in the mirror you find that you are looking at the same person you’ve known all your life and yet you are engaging and responding to yourself in the second person. Maybe you find your reflection asking itself, “Is this me that I see?”. The world can and will always find a way to look at you differently than you see your true self, but how many of us take the time to really dig deep despite the ongoing day to day nuances and find our true self? I believe that the trees are just as important as the forest and the individuality of each breathtaking Oak or Cherrywood leads to the distinction between a flourishing forest or a petrified one. Rain forests require ample amounts of rain to maintain its eco-system, while petrified forests require litte to no substance at all to maintain its environment. It seems as if we only attribute a miracle to something well out of the ordinary that we feel is inexplainable or well out of the grasps of achievement of us common folk. I assert that this is not the case.
Dictionary.com defines a miracle as an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause. Since supernatural means: of, pertaining to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal; why can’t this perfectly describe how we view what it takes for us to do the things we need to become better people in this lifetime. If the majority of the world believes it’s just another day to work, to do chores, to manage the finances and take care of the family, then why can’t we see ourselves in an extraordinary view if we not only manage the traditional aspects of our lives, but also we manage time for our own personal positive self-evolution? If what we do and who we are can demonstrate that we strive to understand each component of ourselves – including genetic makeup – and we use the power we learn and achieve in harnessing the will, spirit, talent, physical appeal, and support mechanisms in a positive way, then why can’t that be a miracle too? After all, life is full of choices and we don’t necessarily always make the right ones now do we?
We agree that life can have its ups and downs but sometimes we have no clue about how we succeeded in an endeavor when we believed all hope was lost. We don’t even give ourselves even half the credit for some of the most miraculous tasks we accomplish for ourselves or others, whether the chips were in our favor or completely down. But if we understood our position in relation to the forest and stepped back from it once in a while to save and view the tree of self, then re-entering the forest dynamic with branches reaching towards the sky would no longer have a limit. For in our own centered self we could feel the energy and aspirations of who we are within us and no fear or challenge would keep us in a distracted state that would compromise our unique ability to survive & overcome, orlimit our ability to see and to be seen in a positive way at the same time. We could then select with percision, the elements needed to continue to grow. As we require less and less to remain strong and grounded, we could then have the ability to share our nutrients with the rest of the forest, each tree being aware of itself, its purpose, and knowing, sharing and supporting the rest of the ‘forest’ outside of the typical societal edifices. Everything you are, you create, you nurture, you achieve with the strongest manifestations in your heart, mind and spirit, you can find within yourself are all your own personal miracles.
With the knowledge of self (love) and infinite possibilites opening up based on the way you manage your life decisions and relationships you create and re-create the miracle of being. You know longer have the need to be another tree, nor have so much distaste for other trees who may not be in agreeance with your own personal values or method of self-evolution. You have that ‘ah-ha’ moment where you realize that some trees are meant to continually grow and provide food or shade while other trees may have other purposes like being cut down for firewood. When the fires of the world are quenched and you are still standing in the wake of the remaining forest and truly can recognize that it really is a miracle that you are still standing tall whether fully or partially in tact, the truth is clear. You are truly your own greatest miracle and all that you do will account for the miracles that you can accomplish in your own life and the lives of those around you. Just remember, to truly be the miracle, you have to not be afraid to be extraordinary and to focus on the positive qualities within yourself that help to make you stronger, wiser, happier, more grounded. fulfilled and peaceful. Many people may look at you and attempt to veer you off course or straight out side-swipe you because they see how great you become when you invest in knowing yourself in and out – but don’t be angry.
Have patience in allowing yourself to be planted, nurtured correctly, and seek out new positive change and opportunites to evolve but don’t worry if others can’t evolve with you! Then sit back and be thankful that you have realized the greatest miracle ever to be discovered by anyone of your time – you discovered the miracle of you! Namaste.