You Are the Miracle
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You Are the MiracleHow to be more present and giving.
Hold up your hand, palm facing you, and find the horizontal line, or crease, that runs along the bottom of your hand at the top of your wrist. Find the same horizontal crease on your other hand. Place your wrists together so that the two creases line up exactly with each other. Now, carefully bring your palms and fingers together. Your hands should line up perfectly in prayerlike fashion.
Look at how your two middle fingers line up. They will either be even in length or one will be shorter than the other. For this exercise, you will pick the shorter finger. If your fingers are even, you get to choose either the right or the left one. It’s up to you.
Separate your hands and place them on a table (if you’re sitting at one) or in your lap. Examine and become aware of the middle finger you chose and think: This finger will grow longer. Don’t move the finger; just become acutely aware of it. Do so for one full minute. You don’t have to tell it to grow longer again. Once is enough. Just provide what it needs to make the transition, which is your focused awareness. That one finger gets your total attention for a full minute. That’s all!
After the minute has passed, again measure the length of your fingers using the creases across your wrists exactly as you did before, and presto-chango . . . your finger is longer! It’s amazing. It’s like a little miracle. However, St. Augustine taught that “miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature but only in contradiction to what is known in nature.” So, get used to it. You will be producing little miracles every day once you “know” the secret of awareness.
During the Growing-Finger Exercise, you told yourself what you wanted to happen, didn’t you? You had a single thought: This finger will grow longer. And then it happened without any further work, mental or physical, on your part. The only ingredient you added was awareness. This is all you ever need to get things done. I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true, and you’ll prove it to yourself by the time you finish reading this book.
Awareness is the prime mover of all that we know, see, and feel; and once we become aware of that, our lives will flow effortlessly like a river merging with the sea of all possibilities.
Now think back to when you first realized that your finger was longer. What did you feel at that very moment? Were you surprised? Did you feel a sense of awe and wonder? A miracle has that effect on us, doesn’t it? It wakes us from our sleepwalking. For a moment, we are moved, excited, and inspired. Wouldn’t it be a marvel if we could live our lives in constant wonderment like a child exploring the world with eyes wide open? Well, guess what? We can. Albert Einstein knew this secret. “There are only two ways to live your life,” he said. “One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.”
As you follow the simple instructions laid out in the pages of my new book, The Secret of Quantum Living, you will gain the tools and insight to transform the lives of your family and friends—and even strangers. In a matter of seconds, you can touch them deeply and forever. And each time, in doing so, you will have also transformed yourself. It cannot happen any other way.
This is my promise to you: Learn the quantum entrainment (QE) process and perform it as it is presented in my book, and you will soon find remarkable changes taking place in all areas of your life. Some changes you will expect, but most will be like a gift you weren’t expecting. You will continually be surprised by joy and quelled by your own inner peace. Everything in your life will be exactly the same, yet also somehow more friendly and sustaining.
Your friends may remark that you are different—more present, more giving. To you, any problems—the highs and lows that dogged and defined your previous life—are now met with an inner acceptance that allows them to flow easily in and out without resistance. Inner peace is the rule rather than a sought-after and rarely experienced exception. Your inner life will become remarkably different, while outwardly you may not appear to change at all, except maybe for more relaxed shoulders; a comfortable, confident gait; and, most evident of all, an impish sparkle in your eyes. Then, before long, you will look back on your life and think to yourself, I am the miracle.