Finding Happiness In Living Miracles

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Lisa is a freelance writer, consultant and life coach. She has her BA in English and Creative Writing from Princeton and her MPA from Harvard. Lisa recently finished the first draft of her book manuscript, Burning Down the House. Her dream is to publish this first book and teach the world how to discover their hidden joy. Her post day is Tuesday.
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2014 has definitely been miraculous already, full of new possibilities and dreams which promise to come true, with some hard work and some help from the universe, too.

I always see synchronicity as a sign that I am moving in the right direction. And I look forward to a year of living miracles!

What Is A Living Miracle? 

For starters, you are one! Some research shows that the odds of you being born are 1 in 400 trillion, according to a popular TedX talk by Mel Robbins.

Dr. Ali Binazir came up with a series of fun calculations that instead show the odds as astronomically smaller:

Probability of your being born: one in 102,685,000

As a comparison, he notes, the approximate number of atoms in the known universe is 1080.

We are all walking miracles!

This Year’s Miracle Experiment

This year I am committed to having a miraculous year. I am journaling daily about miracles.

I want to see what miracles I encounter along the way. I want to see what other miracles people are experiencing, and to celebrate those!

I believe that most of us are walking through this miraculous world without truly appreciating what a miracle it is. I am often guilty of this.

I intend this year to truly appreciate how miraculous life truly is, how miraculous we are, how miraculous every single day is.

I would love for you to join me on the journey!

Living Miracles

What would you consider to be a miracle?

In my own experience, it’s not only miracle cures or miracle rescues. I have experienced miracles that shifted my life in an instant.

That said, I would call it a miracle that I’m still alive, since I was in danger of losing my life on more than one occasion.

I would call it a miracle that I met Eckhart Tolle near the edge of the Grand Canyon on the day a spiritual intuitive told me that I would be a female Eckhart Tolle!

I would call it a miracle that I was able to find free housing in San Francisco in a palatial mansion when I decided to stay there after my work contract ended (anyone who has looked for housing in San Francisco would agree that this is a miracle!).

I would call it a miracle that there is always another chance, another opportunity, another way to make things work even when they feel most desperate.

Possibilities in this universe truly are infinite! We simply need to believe and to be willing to leap into a new space.

I wish for everyone, myself included, to really leap when the moments come that allow us to make a quantum jump forward.

Miracles can simply be instantaneous shifts in which we realize that a fear that held us back was just that – fear, nothing real.

Walking through fear can dissolve it. “Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain,” as the quote goes (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

I plan to challenge myself to walk through fear this year, and I invite you to do the same. When we walk boldly into the future, we are able to create something new.

This can be easier said than done! However I think that when we commit to living our most fantastic possible life, and when we are willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen, we will naturally keep walking forward and leaving fear behind us.

Sometimes we’ll be afraid the next time a big opportunity arises! That just means it’s time to move forward boldly once again.

Life is a journey and the more we walk fearlessly, the more we can create and the more joy we will experience. I will walk forward fearlessly this year!

Author Elizabeth Gilbert writes about how her teacher would say, “Fear – who cares!” and tell her students to just blaze on with creating a path of joy in the world.

That’s my commitment to myself, God and the world. I’ll do whatever will move me forward joyfully, whether or not I am afraid!

Fear – who cares!!!

May I live like the miracle that I am, creating boldly and having fun doing it!

Go Forth and Act Like The Miracle You Are!

I’ll close with some more inspiration from Dr. Ali Binazir:

“So what’s the probability of your being born? It’s the probability of 2.5 million people getting together — about the population of San Diego — each to play a game of dice with trillion-sided dice. They each roll the dice — and they all come up the exact same number — say, 550,343,279,001.

“A miracle is an event so unlikely as to be almost impossible. By that definition, I’ve just proven that you are a miracle.

“Now go forth and feel and act like the miracle that you are.”

  • Guan Tyng

    Hey Lisa,
    I love the way you use the numbers to show that we are all living miracles!! Thank you and let’s have a miraculous year together ~