A marvel, a wonder, when the impossible happens, an event that cannot be explained – these are generally the accepted definitions of ACIM Podcast. They are easily accepted and digested though not necessarily believed.
Is a miracle really that complex? A wonder? or is a miracle really that simple? A wonder to behold.
So what really defines a miracle? According to the dictionary miracles are real, they happen but they cannot be explained.
Many authors in fact have tried to explain what a miracle is.
Deepak Chopra in his book Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire writes “
A miracle, then, is a very dramatic example of what happens when a person is able to tap into the spiritual domain and apply intention to manifest their destiny” so then a miracle occurs when you get your intention right.
St Augustine one of the Ancient Roman Christian Theologians wrote ” Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature” Ah so even back in ancient times miracles were in fact accepted as ordinary occurrences, everyday occurrences really but still one could wonder and marvel as they perhaps could not be readily explained.
Buddha wrote ” All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. and also “I am the miracle ” So if we think that life itself is a miracle then yes we become the miracle.
Interestingly the word miracle comes from the old Latin word miraculum which just means “something wonderful” not something that cannot be explained, noting that is not from this world but in fact something is just common and wonderful.
Each religion, spiritual leader, or everyone on earth has a different perspective on what constitutes a miracle. Within the core of each of these beliefs lies the same principles.