I was driving into town yesterday and stopped at the end of our street because I spotted this dragonfly in the road. It wasn’t moving and as I got closer I realized that it was no longer alive but still looked perfect. I gently picked it up and put it on the seat of my car. Dragonflies always remind me that miracles are possible. I had been asking for a sign about something important in my life and “she” appeared. I said thank you!
Later in the afternoon, I opened my address book and a verse from the Qur’an fell out. I don’t ever remember reading it, or even seeing it, before.
“He’s like a pearl on the deep bottom, wondering inside his shell, Where is the ocean? His mental questionings form the barrier. His physical eyesight bandages his knowing. self-consciousness plugs his ears. Stay bewildered in God and only that.”
Our conscious minds can grasp maybe 1/10th of one percent of “reality”, and yet if we don’t understand, or know how something could work out; when we think that we must figure it out before it can happen, we shrink our life experience down to fit our limited ideas. What if I didn’t need to understand? What if I could open up my mind to the idea that miracles are possible? What if I could start to believe that there are huge forces working for the good of all (me included!).
A good question might be, “What wonder will today bring? What opening? What ‘miracle’!?” …