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  1. Sug

    By cultivating my awareness, my heart opens connecting me to the awe and wonder of the beauty of life that surrounds us; as Conrad noted, thinking can be the great enemy of perfection.

    3 years ago
  2. Mary Pat

    I can experience it all if I slow down….that is difficult for me, but I am trying.

    3 years ago
  3. Malag

    For me awe and wonderment are best sipped not gulped. I need breaks between the experiences or it loses that quality. And it usually happens when I don’t expect or look for it. It’s grace I suppose. So I’m not going out with an agenda to find it. All I can “do” is be open to notice what is going on right now and if wonderment comes to visit I’ll make a fresh pot of tea

    3 years ago
  4. d
    db82258

    I look for something sweet everyday. Today it was a little pug bulldog missing an eye and blind in the other. In response to my soft baby talk, he cocked his little head in an adorable way and wagged his whole body. In a glance of the eye, there was a brief exchange of love that passed between the dog owner and I and we both walked away smiling.

    3 years ago
    1. Malag

      That is so cute

      3 years ago
  5. Hot Sauce

    To experience more awe and wonder, I can think about nature from the perspective of various religious teachings, thinking about it from a different perspective when I contemplate a different religion. For instance, the Buddha taught that all of reality is interconnected and interdependent and is more of a “flow” than a “thing.” Likewise, Sufi Islam teaches that all creation is a manifestation of Allah. Looking at nature from these perspectives helps me to experience wonder at the beauty of nature.

    3 years ago
  6. Melissa

    Remember that Impermanence is that we will die someday and so embrace each precious moment and wonder of nature, friends and family in grateful acceptance. Even if for only a moment.

    3 years ago
  7. j
    jake_k96

    I can stop being so critical of everything around me. I can also stop worrying about the result of my actions and more just worry about the process of carrying out my actions.

    3 years ago
  8. pkr

    Be open. Stay in the present moment. Look for the Joy, the Wonder, the Awe. Accept it, acknowledge it, enjoy it.
    Happy Christmas Week to All. Be Love & Joy this week. πŸŽ„πŸŒŸβ€οΈπŸ™

    3 years ago
  9. Mica

    Hmmm…would it help to, to play less Freecell solitaire?? But that is such a comforting activity.

    3 years ago
  10. JayJacks

    Through quieting my mind with meditation and prayer I can find peace and allow more of God’s light into my heart. Also nature is so important for me. When I notice the sun’s warmth or a cool breeze, or the trees blowing gently in the wind I am reminded of the awe of my universal experience and how it is similar but different to every other being I share this physical realm with.

    3 years ago
  11. Holly in Ohio

    I think I’m doing pretty well at experiencing awe these days, but I could be a little kinder to myself and allow myself time to do the things I wish to do, as those things often bring awe! (Time in nature, creating things, learning, appreciating art, music, and good writing). πŸ€—

    3 years ago
  12. sparrow

    . . . pay attention . . .

    3 years ago
  13. Marnie Jackson

    Hmmmm….this is a tough one for me. I experience peace in the morning walk to work when the sun is just waking up. But awe and wonder – I guess this happens when I surround myself with adventure and nature. Experiencing places that are new and beautiful creates a sense of awe, for sure. As for wonder – again, that is when I am learning new things – especially when I am trying to understand new people and cultures. I guess the theme of both is having new experiences.

    3 years ago
  14. M
    MemoPC

    Live simply, think simply, simple be.
    My complex thoughts, ideas and plans keep me from appreciating the awe, the joy and the wonder that is ever present.

    3 years ago
  15. Ed Schulte

    Follow the insights of the those who so eloquently expressed their contact with “Awe and Wonder”. After All “Tis the Season” for it

    “Mine are the heavens and mine is the earth.
    Mine are the nations, the just are mine, and mine are the sinners.

    The angels are mine, and the Mother of God, and all things are mine.

    God himself is mine and for me, because Christ is mine and all for me.

    What do you ask, then, and seek, my soul? Yours is all of this, and all is for you.

    Do not engage yourself in anything less or pay heed to the crumbs that fall from your Father’s table.

    Go forth and exult in your Glory! Hide yourself in it and rejoice, and you will obtain the desires of thy heart.”

    (By St John of the Cross)

    3 years ago
  16. devy

    Live in the present and appreciate all that it has to offer. By concentrating on the now and what there is, we learn to really see what is going on, the beauty and awe that we may might otherwise not be aware of particularly if we are focusing on the past and/or what might happen in the future. A walk outside in the newly fallen snow, the cold air entering my lungs, the stillness and sounds of nature create a feeling of being blessed and awe..

    3 years ago
  17. Patricia

    After spending half the day and all last night with them, I’m also with grandchildren (5 & 2 years old) for the next 24 hours,, while their mom and dad are away.. If that doesn’t put more awe and wonder in my day, nothing will!

    3 years ago
    1. Ed Schulte

      Sounds like great fun happening around you!

      3 years ago
  18. Pilgrim

    Take a beat. I don’t go looking for awe and wonder, But if I look AND see that which is just outside my windows, I will find much to bring awe and wonder into my days. My new home offers a bit of woodland out there, with various birds and other woodland visitors (or residents). It is just the beginning for me here, and I look forward to what all the seasons offer.

    3 years ago
    1. Mary Pat

      It sounds wonderful, Pilgrim, and I am so happy for you!

      3 years ago
  19. sunnypatti48317

    Stay open and present to everything that is happening around me. Be aware so I don’t miss miracles. And remember that life itself is a wonder. What a blessing to be given the miracle of life each day upon awakening.

    3 years ago
  20. EJP

    By opening my eyes and my heart to the present moment.

    3 years ago
  21. Butterfly

    This is a good question. I think if I pay more attention to what I see, hear and feel I will notice how amazing life and everything around me is and not take everyday things so much for granted.

    3 years ago
  22. Michele

    The picture for the Word for the Day is inspiring and reminds me I should try and watch a sunrise as it is always dark when I leave for work in the morning. I’ll try to do that next weekend. Nature is always awe inspiring. Enjoy your Sunday everyone:)

    3 years ago
  23. Kevin

    By sharpening my gaze and listening more intently to the every-day things that are in my chockablock days already, that are just waiting to be discovered. Yet I know too, writing that sentence makes it sound easy, but it’s not.

    3 years ago
  24. Christine

    I’m fine.

    3 years ago
  25. Don Jones

    Haha… “more” awe and wonder. I know many who would be overjoyed with “some” awe and wonder.

    I am listening to an audio book on my drive to and from work each day. It is entitled, “Resurrecting Christ” – the author an awakened Zen Monk. Wheelbarrow loads of awe and wonder on that daily drive.

    3 years ago

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