Tag Archives: awe


via Daily Prompt: Wonder

Stevie Wonder, Wonder Woman (especially Lynda Carter), the Seven Natural Wonders, are all engaging in their own right. But the video feeds my real sense of awe – the wonder of the universe. In the 1920s Edwin Hubble was able to prove a long held theory that the universe was expanding and wasn’t static. More recently, scientists have discovered that the universe is expanding at a faster rate than originally thought.

The video attempts to show in a graphic sense the scale and form of the universe, a true wonder to captivate the mind. It certainly brings a sense of scale to our galaxy, and to our planet. But it doesn’t diminish me or any of us, rather, it captures the sense of how wonderful it is we are even here, and that we are part of something that is truly amazing. That thought drives me to contribute, to learn, to be in community, to live into life, to be creative, to live compassion. There is more to life than just self, and there is more to life than just drudge, there is a universe, and that tells me we are part of something big, something unseen and unknown, something beyond our limitations. It tells me there is something more, and in relation, I am no mere speck, I am not irrelevant, but rather, I am part of the integrity of that whole, part of that wonder.





Filed under astronomy, community, life, nature, Science


via Daily Prompt: Glorious


I think, no, I feel sunsets are glorious. I can be moved by the colour, the moment, the changing sky, the movement of colour, the shadows, light and dark, So much going on, I often feel like I’m breathless as I watch in awe. The birdsong changes, and so does my sense of body and life. And in that moment I feel my place, not small in a negative sense, but small as in not sole or singular, rather, feeling a part of the internetwork of nature, an awareness returns of the primitive and lost sense of relationship with brother sun, sister moon and mother earth. I am, because we are! I am not the controller but the receiver of this wonderful gift. Glorious in every way.




Filed under life, nature, Philosophy/Theology