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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Silent Appreciation and how to Practice Awe and Wonder

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He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

When we encounter something new or are surprised by something, we frequently experience the feelings of wonder and astonishment. It is as if we experience a moment of pause to take in the event or object with rapt attention.

We can practice being aware of the Presence by consciously feeling wonder at ordinary objects and events. Another way of practicing this is to appreciate everything and everyone you encounter in the next hour. Try to notice how the items and people you observe support your existence, and silently say a few words of gratitude for their Presence.

I would love to hear from you if you conduct this experiment.  Please consider dropping a line in the comment box below to let me know how it goes.


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