How to see beauty hidden in plain sight

The other day I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a clip where a colorblind teenager tested glasses that allowed him to see color for the first time in his life. He put the glasses on without much thought, kind of like we open our eyes morning … and then it hit him. 

He was so overwhelmed that he took the glasses off and started crying.

Obviously, this video touched me and I wanted to take some time to figure out why

At the simplest of levels. I think it’s a great reminder of how easy it is to take things for granted.

When I peel the onion one level deeper, however, it shows how attracted we are to witnessing miracles. It doesn’t matter how big or small the source of the miracles is. What matters is the astonishment pointing us to the universal understanding that there is far more to this world than the physical senses can measure. 

I can’t help but think of Matthew 13:13 “This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.”

Just as Jesus spoke to us in parables, it’s important for me to use my own rituals to focus on the divine source driving the seemingly ordinary life.

How do I do that? Spend more time on facebook looking at similar videos …. No … maybe just a little 🤣

For me, it’s simple things like taking a walk from my workplace to cafeteria with a few thoughts as possible. I observe without putting words to my experience, because if you really think about it … once you put a label on the extraordinary, in our minds, that takes it down to the level of ordinary … something that has been experienced before.

What helps you to experience the extraordinary in your life? How can you do more of that?

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