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Do You Believe in Miracles?

5 prominent religious leaders share their answers — and their definitions

A woman's hand grazes the tops of long grasses near a mountain lake.

— Philip and Karen Smith/Getty Images

Byron Katie, Spiritual Teacher and Founder of The Work

I believe in miracles. I also believe in the laws of physics. Miracles are not a state of matter; they're a state of mind. Every moment, there is a miracle happening in my life and in the lives of all who take the trouble to notice. Noticing is all that is required. For example, notice exactly where your hands are at this moment. Did you plan it? Did you do it? Didn't it just happen, through you, for you? Are you ever doing anything, when you look closely? We take all the credit with stories like "I did it," and our stories don't include the power that opened the rosebud and grew my grandchild. In the moment, without my story, life happens perfectly.

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