Living in Awe and Wonder
This week we continue our practice of being present and noticing. I hope you have become more aware of your thoughts. Have you noticed how seldom we are present in the "now" and how our thoughts are consumed by the past and future? Let's make a deal that we all will continue to think about living more "in the moment" so that we don't miss the miracles right before our eyes.
And speaking of miracles...this week we are going to tap into our sense of awe and wonder.
In Kansas City, we had almost a foot of snow fall this weekend. It amazes me that no two snowflakes are identical....millions of them for miles around the city laying in piles along the road, and no two are alike. This beautiful photo below was taken by local photographer Leslee Trotter, I saw her art on Instagram and asked if I could share with you. Awe indeed! If you want to be in awe at the numbers of how many snowflakes are in a snowfall, see this blog from an author in Martha's Vineyard, she ran the numbers and it's amazing, click here for her article.
Our practice this week is about living in a sense of awe and wonder. It is life changing to live in a state of awe. And, it is a choice we get to make.
Everyday we have an opportunity to choose to see all that is wrong in the world, or we can choose to see all that is right in the world. With your spouse or roommate, you can see all that is wrong or right. With children, you can focus on what they do right or what they do wrong. With our jobs, we can see everything that is wrong, and forget to be grateful that we have a job at all. With our bodies, our homes, our projects...we can see the good or the bad. You get the idea...it is a lens through which we see other people and our circumstances.
Albert Einstein said, “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” Jesus said a lot about having eyes and not seeing. We forget to open our eyes to all that is amazing in our lives.
Let's decide to live in awe!
For a practice to guide you through practicing awe Click Here