Be That Miracle
By Catherine Franz
You are a human being, right? You also believe you are
either male or female, right? You also have other roles you
play in your life, like mother, father, brother, sister,
employee, employer, boss, manager, in-law -- and the list,
I'm sure, goes on. But have you ever thought of yourself as
a miracle. Not in the sense of your birth. Of course, that
is a miracle. In the sense of your every day life. Do you
walk around all day long and see yourself as a miracle
If you did, just imagine how much taller you would stand,
less rushed you would be, and how much fear you would live
without. Well, sit straighter right now. Because you are.
You are a miracle. You are a miracle worker, if you choose
to be. You have been given that choice too.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of riding in the limo
with Deepak Chopra, on his way to speak at the IONS
conference in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. And this
was one of the topics that morning with everyone in the car.
We tossed back and forth the characteristics of a miracle
and all the other angles. Although it was just one of many
interesting conversations I enjoyed that week, this one
instantly changed my life.
When we got closer to the hotel, the car grew quiet except
for the purring of the engine. Deepak was meditating, and I
joyously recorded the wisdom of our conversation and all
that was churning inside of me.
In big bold letters, "If I want to have a miracle, be that
miracle," flowed from my pen. I stopped, stunned. I
couldn't continue writing nor look up. Tears quietly rolled
down my cheek. The message was so powerful it turned into a
muffled sob. My skin tingled and my cheeks flushed with
embarrassment even though I wasn't sure who, if anyone, was
A hand touched my shoulder. Our eyes met. The corners of
Deepak's eyes were watery too. I knew in that instant he
received the same message. No words were exchanged just a
nod from him. Later that day, in his stage presentation, he
discussed this event incognito.
The power of joined energy is a miracle. The power of our
own energy is a miracle waiting for a decision to happen.
It begins with our decision. We have the power of miracles.
Miracles take action. It takes generosity. It takes
selfishness. It takes a second, a minute, or ten minutes.
The bottom line is:
"If you want to have a miracle, be that miracle."
Since this beautiful moment of tying energy this same
message, same wording, has repeated itself in a book, and
other places. Even though they weren't as powerful as that
moment when our eyes locked, it still shows that we need to
hear it, be reminded of it, consistently until we decide to
inherent it into our daily beliefs and life.
This message doesn't just work during the holiday season.
It is there for our choice every waking moment. You are the
tree that lives in the forest and help the forest be a
forest. It is the tree that falls hard in the forest but
gently ripples into the rest of the world.
The miracles you create in the check out line at the grocery
store with people in front of you, behind you, and the
cashier, are miracles. don't just wish for miracles. Be
that miracle, everyday, every second, and it begins with a
new way of looking at yourself. Be a miracle to yourself
and let it ripple out. Stand tall, walk like the miracle
you are. Let it touch everyone today, tomorrow, next year,
and the year after. The world is changing because of
miracles. Be that miracle.
About The Author
Catherine Franz, is a syndicated columnist, author, radio host, International speaker, and master business coach.