The Miracle

by Lance Ekum on · 77 comments

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. " ~ Albert Einstein

The Miracle

You.

You are amazing. 

You are filled with so much possibility.

You are a human soul, given this beautiful vessel…your body, your soul, your being…for this time here on earth.

Today.

This moment.

You.

The miracle.

"Human beings do not live forever, Reuven. We live less than the time it takes to blink an eye, if we measure our lives against eternity. So it may be asked what value is there to a human life. There is so much pain in the world. What does it mean to have to suffer so much if our lives are nothing more than the blink of an eye?

I learned a long time ago, Reuven, that a blink of an eye in itself is nothing. But the eye that blinks, that is something. A span of life is nothing. But the man who lives that span, he is something. He can fill that tiny span with meaning, so its quality is immeasurable though its quantity may be insignificant. Do you understand what I am saying? A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life.

It is hard work to fill one's life with meaning. That I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here."

 ~ Chaim Potok

The miracle…is YOU.

You possess unlimited potential.  Today, at this very moment, in this place you are within…you.  You are so amazing!

That we are here, experiencing this human life we are living…that is a miracle.  To have this life we have here on earth, to have been born into the human-ness of our being…what an amazing thing!

Believe.

Believe in the miracle.

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The miracle.

The miracle is you.


It's easy to get bogged down in the daily of our lives, and not fully see this miracle that we are.  Good friend and fellow blogger, Katie Tallo, has created an e-book – the 7-Week Life Cleanse – which is all about helping you to become more focused on that potential that is within you.   This e-book is a wonderful resource for guiding you toward more fully connecting with the amazing being that you are.

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Erin Prais-Hintz October 26, 2010 at 9:31 am

Beautiful.
Inspiring.
Uplifting.
And just what I needed to hear today.
(How do you do that?)
😉

Enjoy the day!
Erin
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

Erin,
It’s so interesting (and wonderfully amazing) how we are led to what we need to hear. So good having you here, dear friend…

Peace,
Lance

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Sandra Lee October 26, 2010 at 10:55 am

Hi Lance,

How could I resist the title! I love this reminder of how miraculous and precious this life is. Thanks for the inspiration. You do it every time!
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 7:45 am

Sandra,
That word “miracle” is a pretty wonderful one, isn’t it!! And Sandra, you are truly a miracle and gift in this world.

Much peace,
Lance

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Dandy October 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

Wow, this gave me goosebumps. Some people’s blinks are shorter than others. But I’m so glad and blessed I’ve been able to share my blink with those in my life and those who were in my life. There are some people who are so amazing that you wish you had forever with them them. But we are given what we are given. I’m trying to make the most of my blink 🙂 Thanks Lance.
Take care, Dandy
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 7:53 am

Dandy,
It wonderfully awesome that you’ve chosen to share some of your “blinks” here in this space. A gift…you are!!

And as I think about what you’ve shared – and how we so love these amazing people that cross our paths…it reminds me…I can take from these moments – the qualities with which I’m most drawn…and become more like that myself. Mmmm….I’m loving that thought.

Peace,
Lance

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Lynn October 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

We need to remind each other that we are all miracles. Thanks for the reminder, Lance!
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 7:55 am

Lynn,
…and you, my friend, are very much a wonderful and amazing miracle in this world!!

Peace,
Lance

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Henway October 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Thanks for the inspiring words. I know I always get bogged down by the small details and hassles of life such as not missing a deadline, or running an errand, and always tend to lose track of the big picture. We’re here for a short time, and it’s our responsibility to make it count.
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 7:56 am

Henway,
Our time is fleeting. And we never know how fleeting that might be. I was reminded of this just yesterday, hearing of someone whose life ended all too soon. Live today!

Peace,
Lance

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rob white October 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

What gift Lance. I love who you are expressing yourself to be today! The miracle within us revealed when we pass from idly wishing and hoping, to believing, to having FAITH in ourselves as superlative creators.

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Lance October 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

Rob,
Mmmm…faith. Something I know you’ve been discussing much recently. Having faith in ourselved, and really knowing that we are amazing miracles…what a beautiful place to be. Rob, you shine at seeing the possibility and good in others. What a wonderful and uplifting soul you are!

Namaste,
Lance

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Adrienne October 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Lance, this is beautiful on so many levels! The first thought that came to mind was, what a wonderful world we’d be living in if everyone looked at the world this way. It’s amazing what a small shift in perception can do.

I really love this quote, especially when he said, “A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life.” It’s funny, my coworker and I were just chatting about something similar on our drive down to Indiana. We were discussing Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning,” a book about Frankl’s experience in WWII concentration camps. Aside from pure chance, Frankl came to the conclusion that the determining factor on whether one survived the camps was whether or not that person had created meaning in his or her life. He claimed individuals could find meaning in 3 different ways: through relationships (love), work, or by connecting to something greater than themselves. I feel as though I’ve been fortunate enough to find all three. However, creating meaning is a continuously evolving process, rather than something we just find once and latch onto. As Potok said, creating meaning is hard work! But, the fruits are so worth the toil. 🙂

Many people are against the idea that life is without intrinsic meaning, but I think it it’s incredibly freeing and makes life filled with endless possibility! Each person has the opportunity and potential to create meaning in his or her own life. Lance, you see that potential in everyone, and your writing is just one of the many ways you draw that potential out of others. It’s truly an amazing gift…one I’m happy to receive. 🙂
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

Adrienne,
I find Viktor Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”, to be so filled with insight and meaning. And how wonderful – that you have found meaning in your life through your relationships, through work, and by connecting to something greater. Adrienne, that really speaks to YOU, and to the person you are “being”.

And in all of that – you give a beautiful gift to this world….you…and the living of your life.

It is an honor to have you here, and to know that your soul is reaching mine (and so many others).

Namaste,
Lance

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Travis Webster-Booth October 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Very, very nice post. I’m tempted to amend Mr. Einstein’s quote to say, “there is only ONE way to live your life…” 🙂

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Lance October 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

Travis,
Ahh…yes…if we could all just see life as the miracle it truly is…

Peace,
Lance

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Farnoosh October 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Very beautiful words as always, Lance…If you do not get an agent and publish a book one of these days to spread your gorgeous words beyond the internet sphere, I will be very upset with you :)…! Thank you for the beautiful albeit harsh perspective on reality!
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

Farnoosh,
You know what…I AM revisiting that book idea (and it’s something that feels very “right”…). So…keep on me, dear friend!! (…and he asks himself…am I a slacker, or what??)

Farnoosh, you have such a wonderful way of truly making everyone you come in contact with feel special. What a gift that is…one small part of the miracle that is YOU!!

Namaste,
Lance

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Farnoosh October 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The Namaste says to me that you are still doing your yoga – and the rest of the message is as endearing as the rest of you, dear Lance. Let’s both keep on each other about writing our books!!! And then I volunteer you to find us a great publisher, how is that? ;)!
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Yes, I am very much still doing yoga. In fact, just yesterday, I signed up for another class. What I love it that is challenges me physically and takes me very much into a deeper place spiritually/emotionally.

And…you have a DEAL!! Yes, let’s be each others cheerleader (umm…and pester-er) on the book journey! (do I thank you for volunteering me to be the guy finding the publisher!?!?!?).

Have an amazing weekend…sweet, sweet friend…

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Clearly Composed October 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Thanks for this beautiful view into the miracle heart set. It’s left me feeling the miracle in me and so appreciating the miracle that is you. 🙂

“I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here.”
Amen.
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:05 am

Emma,
You are such a beautiful miracle!! And you shine that shiny miracle-ness out into the world in some very amazingly thoughtful ways. Know that I’ve been touched by this beauty in you…

Much peace,
Lance

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Lori October 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Hi Lance,
Yes, yes, and yes.
Gorgeous. Thanks for being a beacon of light — I can feel it, the warmth from that light.
I loved the video, too, of course. Exactly! This was the lure of studying and researching molecular biology for me — to study the miracle of life. We’re really quite amazing beings.
~xo
Geeky Scientist Lori 😉
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

Lori,
You ARE light…beautiful, caring, deep, soul-reaching light.

So, my geeky scientist friend…you…are a miracle!!! An amazing, amazing miracle…and you have reached into my soul…with that miracle that IS you.

And it is beautiful…

Namaste,
Lance

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Evelyn Lim October 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Interesting video! I enjoyed it because it’s a great reminder that we are miracles, even though there can be days when we don’t feel that way! It is the start of a new day for me here from this part of the world and I’d like to think that it’s up to me to make it extraordinary!

Have a wonderful week ahead,
Evelyn
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:10 am

Evelyn,
Yes, we are all miracles…being a living human being…wow!!

And you shine extraordinary…with the gift of your being. Evelyn, what a beautiful miracle you are!!

Peace,
Lance

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Tim October 26, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Lance:

Great post and awesome video!! I think a lot of us really forget (you can include me, too) about the miracle of life. Yes, life can be a struggle sometimes…but it’s a miracle all the time. I need to remember this, especially, on the tough days. Thanks for this inspiration…it is really something that is needed at this moment in time.
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:13 am

Tim,
In our daily living…and in doing the routines of our days…it can be easy to forget just how amazing and miraculous life is. And then…on those challenging days (as we all have) – it can be even harder to fully see the miracle of living. Yet, life is!! Life is a miracle.

YOU! You are a miracle, Tim!! And know too, that I see this very much in you – and in the heart and soul of YOU. Keep shining, my friend!

Peace,
Lance

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Lach October 27, 2010 at 5:42 am

Thank you Lance, for this beautiful thing. It’s easy to loose sight of these truths. It’s easy to forget. Particularly in this frenzied world where there are so many superficial things demanding our attention. Mainstream science wants to sell us the idea that it’s all just a matter of smaller and smaller pieces. That given enough time and a large enough computer, it’s all reducible to numbers.

But when you really take a moment to think—to really think—about how you are even able to think, and perceive… about how any of this exists at all. It’s truly mind boggling. Sometimes I think it’s beyond the capability of the human intellect to comprehend. Good thing we’re not merely human. 😉

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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:21 am

Lach,
It’s great to have you here!

Yes, it is easy to lose sight of the miracle within. We can easily get wrapped up in the world around us, and miss out on what is truly amazing about our own being.

And then – you are right on. Just the ability to think…wow!!! And to smile, and love, and blink, and feel…so, so amazing!!

Lach, thanks so much for these very meaningful thoughts….and for sharing the miracle of YOU here in this space…

Peace,
Lance

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Peggy Nolan October 27, 2010 at 7:24 am

I love this Lance! What a great way to start my day!!
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:21 am

Peggy,
So good to have you here today! You, my friend, are a shining miracle…and so filled with amazing goodness!

Namaste,
Lance

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Audra Krell October 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

How do you do it my friend? Oh how I needed a fresh word today. It is very hard work indeed to make our lives meaningful. Thank you for the support and encouragement. You are just like the star in this picture Lance. Can’t wait to see your brightness in person!
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Audra,
Hey there, shiny awesome miracle in this world!! So wonderful to have you here…always!!

Lives of meaning…not something that just happens…it does take us, being fully aware of what “meaningful” means to us.

Audra, know that I see in you, very much, an overflowing touch of wonder and beautiful light. And that…is a gift…to me, and to all who feel your presence.

And that day of meeting…it’s coming quickly!! See you soon, wonderful one!

Peace,
Lance

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Evita October 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Hi Lance

Awesome message and video! I am with Lori, having studied and being truly in love with the human body, I appreciate this message being heard by all so much!!! Our bodies are so wonderful. We truly are the miracle.

This is why I am so passionate too about us taking care of and supporting our bodies properly. They are amazing and can heal and prevent so much, but when we support them properly. We are the miracle, and we can live that out to its fullest potential even more when we are conscious of how we treat our bodies and our beings from the foods we eat to the thoughts we think.
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Evita,
Our body is such an amazing vessel. I have a hard time fully grasping just how that is – how we form our lives in the womb, and then becoming living, breathing humans…with all our amazing features! Wow!!

Evita, I know how much you believe in the care of our bodies – all parts – and at an even deeper level – the care of our souls. And when we do this, we are honoring this gift that we’ve been given – the amazing body,mind, and soul that is ours.

And know too, Evita, that YOU are a miracle…in so many beautiful ways. And it is always an honor to experience the crossing of our souls…and the gifts which that brings.

Much peace,
Lance

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Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker October 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Lance, what a beautiful gift you have given all of us by sharing this message today. You can’t possibly realize the impact you and your Jungle of Life messages have on the world. You inspire me. Thank you for sharing the miracle of you with the miracle of me. You always bring me joy and awe in every message you send out.
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Patricia,
So wonderful having you here. And know that the words you have shared, they are landing upon my soul…in a very beautiful and caring way.

You ARE a miracle, Patricia!! And a gift here in this place, in the very honest and real sharing that you do. I am honored, always, by your presence.

Peace,
Lance

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Jody - Fit at 52 October 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Lance, always such powerful posts.. all of it hit me but then I came to this: It is hard work to fill one’s life with meaning. That I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here.”

I want to be worthy of rest…

Thx for a great & thought provoking post!
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Jody,
…worthy of rest….

Such powerful words, that for me, too – have reached deep within my soul. From what I know, I have one life here on earth…and in that, if I can somehow add meaning to my life and also in some way touch another’s life in some caring way…life has been a success.

Jody, you shine at being so supportive and caring. And that IS a miracle right there, amongst the miracle that YOU are!

So, so wonderful having you in this space.

Peace,
Lance

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Joy October 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Lance,
I absolutely love that photo! Find myself wishing I had it on the boat, then realized I can open the hatch, look outside and marvel in the night sky…
The words you share here touch my heart. After a weekend spent listening to many many stories, I find Love truly is the Answer, perhaps its in a custom package so each may be willing to accept it, but it is there waiting patiently for an open heart to swoop into…
An open heart seems to be tricky for some..I heard pain, despair, discouragement, doubt, frustration..all of it..and I found myself beaming radiant Love and praying that we would all realize how special, how perfect, how wonderfully made we are..and if we forget we may look in a mirror or look into a loved one’s eyes because our reflection is Love, pure genuine golden love…
Thank you for sharing as you do:)
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Lance October 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Joy,
And I’m imagining that view…from your boat…the beauty of the sky, surrounded by the peace from what waters… (it’s a wonderful image…)

LOVE. Four little letters that truly matter. And you shine love…in so many beautiful ways. LOVE…I felt it’s presence from within you this weekend, even not being with you. And that is love, from deep within your soul, reaching out – in ways that are so beautiful…

Namaste,
Lance

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Emergefit October 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm

If one exists to read and understand the word “miracle”, then the miracle is fulfilled, yes…?

The opposite of “miracel”…..?

“Unlikely”.

I’ll take miracle over unlikely any day my friend. Very nice post!!!
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 5:18 am

Roy,
Mmmm….I’ll take miracle over unlikely any day, too!!

And you shine it – buddy!!! You shine the miracle of YOU…and it’s awesome!!

Peace,
Lance

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Kyle Clouse October 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Lance, this is a great post and great reminder. Thank you for sharing.
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 5:20 am

Kyle,
Great to meet you!

And I believe it’s something we can never hear too much…just how amazing our living being is. Kyle, that’s me, that’s you, that’s everyone…and that’s also all shades of awesome!

Keep rocking the miracle of YOU!

Peace,
Lance

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Angelia Sims October 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I couldn’t help but have tears in my eyes reading this beautiful piece. I, too, believe life is a miracle. From the tiny fragile cell we start – to the workings and growing of our bodies to maturity.

And when I stood in ER next to my husband of four days with the possibilty of a damaged heart that would need a transplant. I was grateful for every second of it and whatever miracle of our life together we had left. Amazing to find him in this huge world. Amazing to have these miracle moments magnified to be grateful for. Humbled by my love for him – no matter what. Seven days later, it was just a virus and his heart was undamaged. Miracles indeed.

I know you always say it and you live it. Life is a miracle and thank you for always reminding me of that.
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 5:37 am

Angelia,
Life is a precious gift. I know that you fully understand this…especially after what you and your newlywed husband have been through over that last couple of weeks.

YOU…are a miracle. And that I’ve had the beautiful opportunity to meet you, and then – just your continued presence in my life – I know that amazing miracle that you are. …and I am blessed…

Much peace,
Lance

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BLOOMING PARIS/ Jenn October 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Lance, it is so good to be here today.
I love this part you shared while it all resonates so deeply..
“It is hard work to fill one’s life with meaning. That I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here.”
~ Chaim Potok
I am sort of torn between authentic play/working hard/and balance/gentle rest for nourishment to enjoy and give freely from what is replenished by inner well — but not rest in a lazy sense.
I see the space, and want to fill it but now am opening up to really discover what is the deepest part that is calling my name –often this is the Impossible that wants to be made possible. I want this to be my next step.. Clearing emotional spaces to do that.
Thank you for this reflection here today, it was helpful to me. (hugs) peace and love, Jenn

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Lance October 29, 2010 at 5:54 am

Jenn,
I really want you to know just how much I feel your amazing and beautiful presence in my life. Know that I very much let that miracle of YOU…touch my soul…

And Jenn…I just completely love how your are living your life out. What a gift that is to all who are in some way impacted by your beautiful soul.

So know also that I’ll support you in any way to move even more deeply into that meaning of your life…

YOU are a beautiful and amazing miracle!

Much peace,
Lance

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Katie October 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Lance, you never cease to amaze but I can’t say I’m surprised by this post. You are always so full of love and inspiration that this post is just another example of the miracle that is Lance. Thank you for slowing my pace down at this moment and bringing me back to what’s important, real and alive.
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 5:56 am

Katie,
You are sweet (one of many, many amazing parts of YOU!). Thank you!!

Within you, there is this amazing and beautiful gift of your soul…one that has reached out and touched my heart. And what a gift that is!! Keep shining the miracle of you…always…

Peace and love,
Lance

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Little Lessons Under the Big Sky October 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Lance,
I love coming to your blog and seeing what treasures I will find. Today I found the reaffirmation of what I felt this morning as I was hiking through the woods. The miracle of life! Amazing!

I feel that this miracle of our own human body is so brilliant, so beyond comprehension. “it is hard work to fill one’s life with meaning.” I agree that it is hard, but it is also so joyful and meaningful. As each of us is a miracle, each of us has a miracle and purpose to gift to the world. It is so fun to discover what that might be.
I believe that our gifts continue to change, grow, and morph as we become older and wiser, too. That, in itself is a miracle, as we grow to adapt to bring new meaning to each phase of our lives.

I think your gift right now is your remarkable ability to put into poetic language important and meaningful inspiration for all of your readers.
As always, thank you for the gift of sharing your writing. You have filled my life today with a reminder of the blessing of the miracle of me!
Love,
Jen
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 6:05 am

Jen,
Nature…it’s such a gift, isn’t it. I love that you’re yesterday included a hike in the woods…a place filled with miracles all around!!

And then us…it really is hard to fully comprehend…just how amazing our body (and all its internal and external parts) is. What a beautiful miracle!!! And then – to think of how we can continue to grow as we travel through our life…and in that…add even deeper meaning to our time here on earth! Wow!!

Jen, you are wonderfully sweet and caring…and it is so good to have you here. I feel your presence very much, in this very moment…and what a wonderful thing that is!

You are an amazing and beautiful miracle!!

Peace and love,
Lance

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Zeenat{Positive Provocations} October 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Lance, I’m speechless(which happens very rarely)
I’m blown away by the simplicity, beauty and sheer light of your words here. And that quote..my God my eyes feel like they are deep deep oceans just waiting to be discovered..right down to my soul.
You are amazing..and I second Farnoosh…you got to got to got to…write that book! No slacker excuse will do my freind…no sireee….
Lots of love,
Z~
p.s. considering I’m speechless….that is quite a long comment..hmmm….I’m back to chatterbox mode 😉
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 6:08 am

Zeenat,
(grin) …almost speechless…

Your soul is so, so beautiful, so filled with love, so caring, so compassionate. I feel this always from you…and that is a gift you give all those who travel this journey, in some way, with you.

A sweet, loving, amazing miracle…you…

And that book…it’s getting closer…(to starting…)

Much love always,
Lance

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Andrea DeBell - britetalk October 29, 2010 at 9:24 am

Hi Lance! Thanks for this wonderful reminder that we are all miracles and that life itself is a miracle. I marvel in this miracle of us all and how the universe weaves miracles in perfect symphony. It’s great to be here, to be alive, and to be sharing this miracle with you.
Thanks for the inspiration, my friend! Loving blessings!
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Andrea,
Hi!!! And you are one very shiny, sparkly, extra sweet miracle!!

What a great journey to be on…knowing you are out there too, sweet friend…

Peace,
Lance

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Keith October 29, 2010 at 9:43 am

Lance,

It’s about awareness isn’t? Being aware of the blessing of being alive, of the experiences that fill each day. From the seemingly small to the extraordinary, embracing each moment of life is, at least for me, the key.

Thank s again my friend!
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Keith,
Yes, it sure is about awareness!! Being aware of just how amazing LIFE is!! Because, if we’re not…we can easily slip into a state of merely existing…even being the miracles that we each are.

Keith, you are a shining miracle here in this space…and it’s an honor to know you, and to have your presence here…

Much peace,
Lance

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Steven October 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

Consciousness is the greatest good we have.
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Lance October 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Steven,
Being conscious of our being…and how amazing that is…what a gift. And then…to also see that same thing in others, this just makes life that much more meaningful.

Steven, YOU are a miracle…and it’s a gift having you here.

Peace,
Lance

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Chris Edgar October 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Hi Lance — thanks for this — it’s definitely an extraordinary and mystifying thing to be human. I feel a pleasant lightness in my body when I think about the mystery of it. It’s one of those rare mysteries that can be satisfying to remember and ponder even if it can never be solved.

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Lance October 30, 2010 at 6:35 am

Chris,
It’s just so amazing…and so much of a mystery (love that word here!!)! Life…wow!! Our bodies…wow!!

Chris, you are an amazing gift to this world!! What a miracle…you and all that you do!!

Keep shining, my friend!

Peace,
Lance

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Jannie Funster October 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm

YOU are awesome.
YOU are a miracle.
YOU are an inspiration.
To so many of us.

xoxo
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Lance October 31, 2010 at 4:58 am

Jannie,
YOU are sweet!
YOU are amazing!
YOU…are a miracle!!!

Much love to you, always, sweet friend.

Peace,
Lance
xoxo

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Dia October 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Hi Lance,

This is powerful. Each one of us is unique and true gift to the world. For sure, each one of us a miracle 🙂 Thanks for sharing
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Lance October 31, 2010 at 4:59 am

Dia,
We are all unique and amazing wonderful!!

So, Dia – know that you are exactly this, too. You are a miracle!! And it’s so awesome to have you here in this place sharing you…

Much peace,
Lance

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J.D. Meier October 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

> if we measure our lives against eternity
That’s a tough measure.

This reminded me of my guest post on Patricia’s Wisdom, where I tried to answer the question, “How do you measure a life?”

At the end of the day, most meaningful matters just aren’t that measurable, but they sure are priceless.
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Lance October 31, 2010 at 5:04 am

JD,
Eternity is something that is really not fully grasp-able (in my opinion). So, that is a challenging measure to make. What it says to me – the span of our life, the length of time we are alive here on this earth in the form we’re in today – that’s a minuscule portion of this eternity.

And so that’s really it – it’s not about measuring our life in comparison to eternity. It’s about the moments of our life, and the meaning they have for us….which is very much priceless…

Keep shining your miracle!!

Peace,
Lance

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Julie Lost and Found October 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Hi Lance, This is my first visit to your blog and I’ve only been able to read the last several posts. All I can say is what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL encouraging blog this is! I’m excited to subscribe and also read some of your archives.

Life is just so very precious. I needed to read this article..today..so badly! “You possess unlimited potential” really leaped out at me .

Looking forward to reading more!!

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Lance October 31, 2010 at 5:07 am

Julie,
So great to “meet” you, and thank you for your visit here!

You are an amazing, beautiful soul! I know this – just having this be our first meeting. Julie, believe this always. There really is that unlimited potential within you!!!

You are a miracle!

Peace,
Lance

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Adrenalynn November 1, 2010 at 2:46 am

Yesyesyesyes!!! I should just play this 24/7 in my office, in my car, in my house, when I sleep…. Let me tell you, my friend; YOU are truly the miracle. I hope you realize the impact you have on so many lives, mine included. You are a force for change in this world, don’t doubt it for a second!
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Lance November 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Miracle Girl,
That’s YOU!! See…you have this way of just being sunshine in my life!! Wow!! How did I get so lucky as to have an amazing friend as YOU!

Many thanks, big hugs, and lots of love!
Lance

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Adrenalynn November 2, 2010 at 4:19 am

Lance; you make me smile! Hugs, love and many thanks right back 🙂
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Christian News paper January 15, 2011 at 12:08 am

Great article very inspiring one I really like this oneThere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.Keep sharing

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