Reflections

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  1. Elaine

    When in the company of trees – intelligent, mysterious, beautiful, strong, vulnerable to humans who don’t revere them.

    2 years ago
  2. Erich617

    I have reverence for innocence. I am deeply moved by people, acts, and moments that are intended to bring only joy.

    2 years ago
  3. Don Jones

    For those who are dedicated to mastering their “craft”. Those who seek to be their very best at whatever they have turned their attention to. Those that demonstrate a deep devotion to their chosen calling.

    2 years ago
  4. sparrow

    . . . wherever I acknowledge and honor the Sacred,
    which is everywhere . . .

    2 years ago
  5. Cathie

    Reverence arises in all areas as long as I am awake/aware. In nature, with people, in holy spaces, if I am truly present then I am able to honor and respect that which I encounter.
    But at times I am on “auto-pilot” and so am unaware, not truly present and miss the opportunity of reverence.

    2 years ago
  6. pkr

    Reverence arises in my life from Mother Nature. My daily walks amongst the Redwood Trees leaves me in constant awe, amazement & wonderment. The delight & reverence I experience on my walks leaves me speechless. It is very hard to adequately describe the joy, the reverence I feel for these “giant works of art”. And at this time of year there is an added bonus of fall colors dotting the landscape. Bright reds, yellows, oranges, all mixed in & everywhere.
    I feel as if I am walking in a landscape painting created by thee Master. How lucky am I. I bow to the creator.

    2 years ago
  7. Lisalisasmile

    When I stop look it arises all around me. The beauty of all life, how we are all one, how the simple things are the greatest things, in this our Greatful group, in silence, in creation in every new day we are given❤️thank you🙏

    2 years ago
  8. devy

    Reverence greets me everyday when I wake up do my meditation, enter in my journal and light a candle with a daily thought and prayer. This puts me on the right path first thing in the morning

    2 years ago
  9. Charlie T

    I tend to be irreverent and this can be a double edged sword. I do have reverence for people who are quietly thoughtful though, and there is nothing like the feeling of a deep redwood grove. Oh, and certain kinds of singing and music.

    2 years ago
  10. Susan

    Reverence arises in my life when I wake to observe the sunrise of each new day. I am more aware now than ever of the gift of life as I recover from major surgery. I also feel gratitude and reverence for the medical team so highly trained and professional yet so gentle and loving to me. I revere watching my two dogs joyfully play together, see the sunlight reflecting on the golden feathers of my chickens, hear the call of a Carolina wren, and see blue jays and woodpeckers alight in the bare branches of trees near my screen porch. What a beautiful world we have. Let us treasure and preserve it.

    2 years ago
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    Chris

    I have been making it a practice every day to wake up in time to see the sunrise. Each morning, I reflect on the beauty of what is there before me. Even if there is cloud cover preventing me from seeing the rise, it is there. What a grateful thing it is to be able to be present and able to see what is before me.

    2 years ago
  12. Y
    Yram

    It appears when I am able to greet another day with hope. When I think of all the people in my life who have shown me a way to live.

    2 years ago
  13. Carol

    It arises when I remember that we stand on Holy Ground. It arises when I remember that I am Life, You are life, Creation is One. It arises every time I experience a new flicker of self-awareness that leads to growth. It arises many times when I visit this site and read the heartfelt sharing I find here. I love the hymn “Holy Ground” by JM Talbot. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YCXLbQ6ClA Hope it comes through.

    2 years ago
    1. Nannette

      Thank you, Carol for posting the link to “Holy Ground”; I have been looking for that rendition and could never find it. It is one of my most favorite hymns…and John Talbot does it so very well. It is so powerful….and we are all standing on Holy Ground…Thank you!

      2 years ago
  14. Ellen

    This morning it arose as I observed the lunar eclipse!

    2 years ago
  15. Pilgrim

    In nature – the moods of the lake, the changing of the seasons, watching the many birds in my backyard where there are many trees, also in a season of change. In the gifts of family and friends. In the spontaneity of children. In the advances of medical care that have sustained me and others. In music of all kinds.

    Hello to my dear friend Diane on this Prayer Tuesday. Thank you for your recommendations of authors last week! They are new to me, and will be fun to explore.
    I hope that you and your family are well.

    2 years ago
    1. Diane

      Good morning Pilgrim and a blessed Prayer Tuesday to you. I love your response to the daily question…which took me awhile to navigate to on this new site! I join with you in all the ways that you experience reverence. Just this morning I added a new bird to my birding life list…a brilliant American Kestrel that sat atop the pine tree in our backyard as if he was posing just for me. We have discovered many new birds out here in the west and each time it fills me with delight.
      ~Om Shanti friend….have a peace-filled day 🙏🦜

      2 years ago
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    Arthur Reed

    Bridges bridge – a “sonic mirror” of sorts that allows the echo of meaning to rise up playfully.
    Bridges do bridge – nouns arising from verbs & vice versa.
    Bridges bridge. And by bridging, we become
    them and they us. Leading us to
    a Glory of God’s
    InterBeing…

    2 years ago
  17. Rabbit

    The beauty and wonder of nature.
    To witness someone helping someone else.
    To be the one helping or receiving help from another.
    Peace and love.

    2 years ago
  18. Javier Visionquest

    From the living soil up

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Thanks to you Javier. So true.

      2 years ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        Many mentions of redwoods in today’s responses. I planted a dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) today

        2 years ago
  19. Nannette

    I think that reverence arises in my life upon opening my eyes in the morning. I am grateful and in awe of this life and all that is around me. I believe that all that we have is a gift from God…he is the one who made all this possible. I am Blessed with another day. A day to open my eyes and my heart to the wonders before me. I want to be mindful never to take any of it for granted.

    2 years ago
  20. Joseph McCann

    The impermanence of all, life, plant, animal, weather and the constant rebirth of all. Experiencing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Yes

      2 years ago
  21. EJP

    In the early morning hours as the sun rises bringing a new day with endless possibilities and opportunities.

    2 years ago
  22. Avril

    In the beautiful lunar eclipse I beheld moments ago. Om Tat Sat.

    2 years ago
  23. Michele

    In nature.

    2 years ago
  24. sunnypatti

    Like Ose said, everywhere. In waking up to the day, the routine I have set for myself, interacting with other souls be they human or animal, preparing a meal for loved ones, biting into a delicious meal and savoring every bite, gazing up at the stars, my new amazement and appreciation for how much turmeric is under the big beautiful leaves in my garden, sitting on my surfboard in the ocean – or just floating by myself. There are so many opportunities for reverence to be felt…

    2 years ago
  25. Kevin

    I have reverence for life, be it mine, yours, or any other living thing.

    2 years ago
  26. Christine

    By trying to live with respect for all that lives.
    I’ll tell you something weird. I enjoy very much looking through my lcd microscope to the smallest life crawling on the preparation glass. Micro organism is so beautiful. When I am ready looking , I wipe the glass clean with a cloth. Recently I almost felt guilty because I removed a whole world in that little drop.

    2 years ago
  27. O.Christina

    While taking a moment to let this question sink in, it is everywhere. The wonder of life itself, of you each individually being so beautiful, of each plant being individually so full of beauty, scent and wonder, their capacity to heal or to soothe or the wonder to be nourished by them so naturally, softly and sufficiently, so full of taste, offering joy during every meal; the enormous variety of animals and minerals, all with us and which we essentially need, all this being in this shared world together and being interconnected with all is pure wonder. Perceiving it, sensing it brings the sensation and awareness of our all oneness. This just makes me be happy right now. Thank you for this beautiful question, dear Grateful Team! 🙏🌹😘

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Creation is truly ONE.

      2 years ago
    2. Eeevvv

      I couldn’t have said it better. Thank you for your reflection, Ose, it resonates perfectly with what I feel!

      2 years ago

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