Originally published in 2014, this is a message that I felt bears repeating.
Are you aware, at this moment, of the shimmering miracle of each moment? If not, there is a cure. It's called meditation.
In meditation, we bring our mind to the present moment with clear awareness. At other times, our mind is filled with thoughts, agitation, and emotions. But in meditation, the mind quiets, the emotions calm.
Try it now: Sit comfortably with head, neck and spine aligned, back erect but relaxed, and become aware of the flow of your breath. Feel the stream of the breath flow in and flow out, moment by moment. Breathe deeply and smoothly. Let your body relax, and, as much as possible, keep your awareness on the sensation of the flowing breath.
If you have a mantra that you've been given, you can listen to the mantra in your mind as you feel the sensation of the breath.
Continue this simple meditative exercise for two or three minutes and notice the effect it has on your mind and body.
Sometimes, after you do this exercise, you might, like a child, become aware of the miraculous in each moment.