“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” – John Milton
What would your life be like if you had an epiphany every day? For starters, it would be constantly refreshing…never a dull day as they say. Every evening would be filled with the anticipation of a coming spring after a quiet and calming winter born in the dimming evening light. Life would be unquestionably worth living.
The reality for most, however, is a stark contrast to this picture of rhythmic creative expansion painted by Milton. This is evidenced by commonly accepted statements like “Familiarity breeds contempt”. Life to those who fail to discover the way to perpetual epiphanies is a bell curve, rather than an upward spiral.
Just as you cannot build a tower into heaven, you cannot climb into this state of which I write. Everyday epiphanies come only as you declare your residency in a new state, a state of being whose primary test of citizenship is the ability to maintain the attitude of gratitude and thereby reverence, regardless of what is going on round about.