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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

September 28, 2023

The focus for today is:

I choose to notice the little, everyday variety of miracles.

Today's inspiration was written by Barry Vissell:

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

The little, everyday variety of miracle is often overlooked, like the fresh ozone smell in the woods after a rain, the smile on the face of a baby, the lovely house you find to live in, or the prompting you get to call someone, and then find out they are in crisis and need your help.

To be aware of the miraculous in life requires paying attention and being present. To notice life itself is to notice miracle after miracle. If you're waiting for fireworks, you can easily miss the constant stream of miracles happening right now. 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Do You Believe in Miracles?
     Written by Barry Vissell.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of noticing the little miracles in your life (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
I think that recognizing the miracles in our life requires both a childlike mindset and a gratitude mindset. Nothing is too small to be noticed and appreciated. I love looking at life through the lens of "everything is a miracle". It makes for a joyous, gratitude-filled experience of life.

Our focus for today: I choose to notice the little, everyday variety of miracles.

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RELATED BOOK: Heartfullness

Heartfullness: 52 Ways to Open to More Love
by Joyce and Barry Vissell.

book cover: Heartfullness: 52 Ways to Open to More Love by Joyce and Barry Vissell.Heartfulness means so much more than sentimentality or schmaltz. The heart chakra in yoga is the spiritual center of the body, with three chakras above and three below. It is the balance point between lower body and higher body, or between body and spirit. To dwell in your heart is therefore to be in balance, to integrate the lower three chakras with the higher three.

This book contains 52 writings and stories that all illustrate the many facets of heartfulness. That’s one per week. Our goal is to lead you into your heart. Our goal is to give you a feeling experience of the heart in its many dimensions. We could say each piece will make you feel good. And this may be true. But each will also challenge you to grow in spiritual awareness, for there is often a certain risk that must be taken before the heart can open. Sometimes we need to leave our comfort zone to really live from the heart.

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About the Author(s)

photo of: Joyce & Barry VissellJoyce & Barry Vissell, a nurse/therapist and psychiatrist couple since 1964, are counselors, near Santa Cruz CA, who are passionate about conscious relationship and personal-spiritual growth. They are the authors of 9 books and a new free audio album of sacred songs and chants. Call 831-684-2130 for further information on counseling sessions by phone, on-line, or in person, their books, recordings or their schedule of talks and workshops.

Visit their website at for their free monthly e-heartletter, their updated schedule, and inspiring past articles on many topics about relationship and living from the heart.