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Wonder Awareness of the divine begins with wonder. ~Abraham Heschel Look with innocent eyes, very open. That innocence is always there. It’s a sense of wonder. ~Adyashanti Let each one turn his gaze inward and regard himself with awe and wonder, with mystery and reverence. ~Henry Miller May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ~John O’Donohue If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~Buddha Awe enables us to see in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel Wonder is music heard in the heart, is voiceless. ~Rosemary Dobson To wonder is to begin to understand. ~Aristotle We wake, if ever at all, to mystery. ~Annie Dillard From wonder into wonder existence opens. ~Lao Tzu Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through, and be silent. ~Rumi There lives the dearest freshness deep down things. ~Gerard Manley Hopkins And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy. ~Kahlil Gibran We have buried so much of the delicate magic of life. ~D. H. Lawrence The moment one gives a close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world unto itself. ~Henry Miller He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. ~M. C. Escher People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. ~St. Augustine To live with an open heart means that pain is no stranger, but wonder will be a constant companion. ~David Oldfield They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it? ~Jeanette Winterson The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. ~Albert Einstein Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor. ~Francis Lucille Awe and wonder must underlie the urgency felt by all artists–musicians, poets, dancers, painters–to sing forth the deep joy of existence. ~Carl Schmalz Preserve a childlike mind in yourself and absolutely follow the voice of your inner being, because that is the divine in us. ~Caspar David Friedrich When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear, and we discover life with all its wonders. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Everything is extraordinarily clear. I see the whole landscape before me, I see my hands, my feet, my toes, and I smell the rich river mud. I feel a sense of tremendous strangeness and wonder at being alive. Wonder of wonders. ~Buddha The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. ~G. K. Chesterston The first act of awe, when a person was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience. ~Henryk Skolimowski We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ~Jawaharlal Nehru Let me keep my mind on what matters which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. ~Mary Oliver And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ~Roald Dahl Every moment of this strange and lovely life from dawn to dusk, is a miracle. Somewhere, always a rose is opening its petals to the dawn. Somewhere, always, a flower is fading in the dusk. ~Beverly Nichols The true wonder of the world is available everywhere, in the minutest parts of our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the interconnectedness of these and all things. ~Michael Stark There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~Albert Einstein There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff Wondering is the simple capacity to behold the world around you (and within you), to be awed by its mystery, to be made curious by its difference, and to marvel at its compelling form. ~Serene Jones People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle. ~Thich Nhat Hanh I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ~Isaac Newton I am mentally preparing myself for the five-year-old mind. I want to come down to their physical limitations and up to their sense of wonder and awe. ~Shinichi Suzuki Mystery is what happens to us when we allow life to evolve rather than having to make it happen all the time. It is the strange knock at the door, the sudden sight of an unceremoniously blooming flower, an afternoon in the yard, a day of riding the midtown bus. Just to see. Just to notice. Just to be there. ~Joan Chittister The more I wonder, the more I love. ~Alice Walker I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses. ~Bill Bryson See the world as if for the first; see it through the eyes of a child, and you will suddenly find that you are free. ~Deepak Chopra It’s simple things, like a glowing sunset, the sound of a running stream or the fresh smell in a meadow that cause us to pause and marvel at the wonder of life, to contemplate its meaning and significance. Who can hold an autumn leaf in their hand, or sift the warm white sand on the beach, and not wonder at the Creator of it all? ~Wendy Moore Wonder takes us beyond our limitations by providing an expansive breath of fresh air to sustain the soul of creativity, and creativity allows the spirit to thrive. ~Linda Saccoccio Watch for glimpses of the divine order. Find those experiences, sights, and sounds which fill you with awe. Any experience met with awe can be spiritual: a safari through an animal kingdom, taking in a sunset, a hike to an awesome mountaintop. ~Susan Santucci The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true science. He who knows it not, and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead. We all had this priceless talent when we were young. But as time goes by, many of us lose it. The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being. ~Hans Selye Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. ~Eugene Ionesco Practice wonder today–be present, begin again, know nothing, and allow everything to surprise you, inspire you, excite you, entertain you, teach you. Be fully open to life, today, and let yourself live wonder-fully. ~Robert Holden Magic is a sudden opening of the mind to the wonder of existence. It is a sense that there is much more to life than we usually recognize; that we do not have to be confined by the limited views that our family, our society, or our own habitual thoughts impose on us; that life contains many dimensions, depths, textures, and meanings extending far beyond our familiar beliefs and concepts. ~John Welwood To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. ~Jose Ortega Y Gasset One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. ~Albert Einstein We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic. ~E Merrill Root Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born. ~Albert Einstein I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~John O’Donohue To my mind, ‘magic’ is the hard-to-define quality of the things that stir up mystical feelings like amazement, curiosity, imagination, and above all wonder. Magic is that which renders something beautiful in a spiritual sense. It is that which makes one feel as if the world is more than it is presently understood to be, and yet at the same time the world is working itself out in a good and beautiful way. ~Brendan Myers For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. ~Vincent Van Gogh The more you know about the unknown, the more you actually understand how little you know. It makes you humble and brings you back to the world of wonders, miracles, and magic. ~Thomas Herold Take time to be with something you love in nature that brings out your natural curiosity and delight. It may be a wild iris, the shimmering luminescence of water in a stream, the patterns and colors of a butterfly’s wing. Let yourself be drawn to it. Engage your senses. Are you touched by the sense of wonder? ~Mark Coleman To be alive in this beautiful, self-organized universe–to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it–is a wonder beyond words. ~Joanna Macy Wonder is the basis of worship. ~Francis Bacon Do you remember what it felt like to be fascinated by life before you even knew the meaning of the word “fascinated?” So much around you was new, and you were full of questions and excitement. ~Linda White Dove