SOME things that happen in this world are from out of this world.
And sometimes we fail to notice the miracles that are in our life; the everyday miracles.
I believe it’s a miracle that we are alive today.
Author Barbara Brown Taylor believes that we can find moments of spiritual inspiration in everyday tasks, such as hanging up clothes or making eye contact with a worker at the supermarket.
“A lot of people I talk to, whether they call themselves spiritual or religious, talked about faith as if it didn’t have much to do with their real lives,” Taylor said.
Taylor blurs the lines of sacred and secular, suggesting that almost no task is without a divine moment.
Taylor said that she worries that virtual realities, the conveniences of modern communication, may be overtaking actual reality.
“I don’t want to get rid of those tools, I just know that every time I buy one, I get fascinated with a little screen,” she said.
She makes a call for slowing down and finding meaning in the daily tasks of life and suggests making more time for being and less time for doing.
“Every religious tradition I know anything about has stopping in it somewhere, whether it’s called Sabbath, meditation or prayer,” she said. “All these accumulated traditions seem to understand that when you’re moving quickly, most your life is either in the past or the future. Life becomes the scenery zipping past on my way to being late to the next task.”