Life is a perplexing endeavor. And (almost) everything about it can be viewed in a variety of ways. And (perhaps) should be. Sometimes.
We don’t always have time to carefully parse everything that comes our way. We don’t need to. We should be aware, however, that if we’re only seeing something or someone in one way, there is probably more to it.
Take, for example, the birth of a child. Or, the birth of your child! Congratulations! It is a miracle!
It is. And, it is also one of the most mundane events there is. If we limit ourselves to human births, there were, on average, 254 other births happening the same minute (2014 estimate) as whatever particular birth we are concerned with, according to IndexMundi.
Can the birth of a child be both a miracle and monotonously commonplace? Sure.
It’s never just one thing. And, sometimes it is two things that seem diametrically opposed.
Resources and Links
Search “It’s Never Just One Thing” and you’ll get many results (what can you search for which you won’t?), but these two caught my eye:
- A similarly titled blog post by Lisa Earle McLeod on the Huffington Post, and
- It’s Never Just One Thing, is it? by Lori Funderburk (the Kindle Edition at Amazon)
which I haven’t looked at yet, but at 45 pages seems like just the right length discussion the book summary describes (if you get to reading it before me, feel free to leave comments with your thoughts)
For information about the world we live in:
A corollary: You are special AND you are not special.