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Living With Awe

I remember as a young woman far from home, sitting in front of a window in eastern Montana crying tears of awe as I watched raindrops run down the glass and listened to the familiar “rainfall” music of home. Until that moment, having grown up in Oregon, I usually complained about the rain. Now, living in a place where the sun consumed each day, rain had taken on magical properties! As I recall that rainy day in Montana and think about my life now, I can see I still take a lot for granted and I can also see a million tiny reason to be awe-struck. How about you?

I propose, we live in radical amazement now. Why not? We decide where our attention goes and I am pretty sure neither hindsight nor foresight will ever hold a candle to our ability to inhabit the present moment with insight… our capacity to see deeply into something and understand how amazing it is.

With love,


“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement . . . get up in the 
morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. 
Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible. Never treat life 
casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”

~~ Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish theologian and civil rights activist

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