wonder

Wonder is a searching attitude of simultaneously knowing and not-knowing

Wonder is a searching attitude of simultaneously knowing and not-knowing, of finding pattern and breaking apart, [it] goes against the grain of our organizing mind, but is intrinsic to the creativity of introspection, art, and empathy.

~ Alfred Margulies in THE EMPATHIC IMAGINATION
The Empathic Imagination
By Alfred Margulies

Silence enables us to see the sacredness of all life

Silence enables us to see the sacredness of all life…"to see life steady and to see it whole." In an age that has lost all sense of the sacred, of awe and wonder at the Divine penetration throughout the physical, human plane, how much we need the recovery of silence. Without some sense of awe, there is little basis for meaning.

~ from THE MYSTERY OF SILENCE by Ann W. Young

When we die

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

~ Dag Hammarskjöld
Markings
By Dag Hammarskjold

We are held in a great light

We are held in a great light,
larger, more gracious than us.
I am grateful.
We are borne in a river of grace
that leaves nothing untouched by blessing.
I am grateful.

~ Steve Garnass-Holmes at www.unfoldinglight.net

What wrinkles the soul?

Years wrinkle the skin—
but to give up WONDER
wrinkles the soul.
~ Reginald Stewart

An increased capacity to wonder

An increased capacity to wonder is the hallmark of maturity.
~ Bernard J. Boelen

Given with pizzazz

This, then, is the extravagant landscape of the world, given, given with pizzazz, given in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

~ Annie Dillard in PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
By Annie Dillard
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