Wisdom From a Fortune Cookie – Mystery and Reality

“Yet mystery and reality emerge from the same source.”

Now this is an interesting one. The first thing that struck me was how often we see things as miracles or mysteries, but they are every bit a part of our reality. Maybe it is merely a matter of perspective. I have been checking on my seedlings every day. It is amazing seeing them grow. It is a miracle how from a small teeny tiny seed, a big plant can grow. In one sense, it is a reality, it is life. Whether I planted it or someone else, the reality is, that as long as it good soil, water, and sun, it would grow. The real mystery is in how that teeny, tiny seed, could grow a plant so large. The reality became a mystery when I stopped taking for granted that planting the seed, it will grow, and produce, and started watching the mystery of life with amazement.

Of course, these mysteries go far beyond a tiny seed emerging into a large plant producing fruits thousands of times large than the size of the original seed. Look at our children, from the moment of birth, and how they grow into adulthood. They too started as a small seed and grow to thousands of times the size. Once again, it can be a simple reality. Two people come together at just the right moment and conceive. The woman bears the child for nine months and then delivers. They spend the next year or so changing diapers, lacking sleep, feeding, and trying to teach. They continue on as the child grows, becomes an adult, moves out, and starts the cycle. Yuk, reality is so banal. I prefer the mystery and magic of two people coming together in a magical, mystical, entwining of bodies. The woman exalts in the knowing of another life growing within her. She takes on that glow that many speak of. She finally brings this new life into being and the family grows. The parents are enthralled at watching this life grow. They exalt at their first words, their first steps, their being able to feed themselves, and best of all, their being able to go potty. They continue to amaze as this life grows and becomes an adult. They nurture and help this life to become all the best it can be. They enable this life by telling them that they can do or be anything they set their minds to.
All it took was a change in perspective. Rather than taking life for granted, by changing our perspective, reality can become magical. Sometimes, I like to leave my readers with a challenge. This is my challenge for you: Take a few moments to quiet yourself. Let the world just fade away. Look around you. Look outside. Look at your kids or even your parents. Then rather than taking this life that is around you as simple reality, think of the miracle. Think of the mystery of life. Look at the colors of the birds, the flowers, or the shapes of the leaves on the trees. Note how very different they look. Life is a mystery to be cherished. We just need to stop taking it for granted and change a simple reality so that we can see and appreciate the mystery of life itself.
My heart to your heart, one heart, one spirit.

About Emma Morgaine Croft

I have been called many things on my journey, Professor, White Wolf, Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Walker. I had a blog on blogger.com for a number of years. I think the last post was when Papa passed back in 2012. I had also written for World Wide Hippies online mag for a year or so and even won a Golden Note for online writing. I got burned out writing and decided to stop for a bit. The only writing I did was comments on things I shared on Facebook. Unfortunately, that often got into a lot of angry and ugly talk. I try to maintain my cool, but there are just some unreasonable people out there. I found it emotionally and spiritually draining. I saw my niece's blog on here and thought that maybe it was time to resurrect Thoughts On A Cloudy Day. These are my thoughts and meanderings. You can accept them or walk away. I hope that in some way, these thoughts can spark other thoughts and sharing by people around the world. My dream is to make the world a better place for all people. My heart to your heart, one hear, one spirit.
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