Feeling Grateful for My Body’s Subtle Magic Changed My Destiny
“The amniotic fluid is completely replaced every few hours.” I was 7 months pregnant and had to read this scientific fact a couple more times to believe it. “The amniotic fluid is completely replaced every few hours.” I had no idea this was at play in my own body. How could my body take care of the baby-making business in such a perfectly organized way without me being conscious of it?
I felt a rush of gratitude. Gratitude for my body. For what it is capable of achieving. For its subtle magic. A perfectly well-oiled machine that I instantly decided to nurture more. This moment of gratitude changed my life: For the first time in 35 years, I knew without a doubt that I was part of something big, something bigger than myself even. I felt deep humility, my ego shattered, my controller shut up for a moment. I opened up the window for “God,” “Spirituality” and “the Universe” to come into my life. It changed my destiny because I wouldn’t be a spiritual entrepreneur and finding joy running a coaching business if I didn’t have that “aha” moment.
A few more mind-blowing facts: When we, as human beings, are first conceived in the womb, we have over 100 trillion cells, more than all the stars in the milky way. Our eyes can distinguish roughly 10 million different colors; our system of blood vessels is over 60,000 miles long. That’s long enough to go around the world more than twice. We can breathe up to 40,000 times a day. The atoms in our bodies go through a complete turnover about once every seven years. Our bones are about eight times stronger than concrete, and the human heart beats between 2.5 and 3 billion times in an average lifetime. “There are universes dancing —> Read More