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  1. O.Christina

    Nature´s capacity to heal, it´s live-giving source, its astonishing ways and it´s utmost creativity and beauty.

    6 months ago
  2. Robin Ann

    For me it is usually travel. There was so much awe travelling in the highlands of Scotland. So many waterfalls down the mountains for one, it was truly amazing. Music also to me is another awe, I have become more aware and have enjoyed greatly over the past 10 years Celtic music/instruments.

    6 months ago
  3. a
    asterion

    The sunset, the ocean, the plants. The things I take for granted daily.

    6 months ago
  4. Don Jones

    Smokey barbeque and tomato.

    6 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      I must agree to that Don.

      6 months ago
  5. Liza

    Nature…. trees, birds, the ocean, the river, the sky, my grandchildren’s smiles, my sons.

    6 months ago
  6. null

    The general nature of things. A lotus flower growing from a thick swamp, its petals conditioned to repel dirt and water. Duality existing everywhere as some kind of single truth. Holding a perspective rejects another one. Pain is an opportunity for growth. Growth is an opportunity for pain. Your true nature is found by letting go of yourself. A cheshire cat tugs at my strings, I release the strings and the cat disappears.

    6 months ago
    1. Carol

      Null, Words of wisdom. Thank you

      6 months ago
  7. Carol

    What are sources of awe in my life?

    Babies…They are so innocent, so trusting, so willing and not yet burdened with cultural norms and dogmas. They are fully present. They are my teachers. Mathew 13:2 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

    I do prefer the word “kindom” over “kingdom.” And I seldom think about going to heaven or hell. This type of question always brings me to the words of John Lennon’s song “Imagine.”

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us, only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Livin’ for today
    Ah
    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion, too
    Imagine all the people
    Livin’ life in peace
    You
    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one
    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world
    You
    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: John Winston Lennon

    6 months ago
    1. Michele

      Such a beautiful powerful song. I cannot help but think of the wars going on and wish those lyrics spoke to them.

      Thank you Carol.

      6 months ago
      1. Carol

        Michele, Me, too.

        6 months ago
    2. S
      Ana Maria

      Yes!! Children!! For sure. I have worked with little ones for 30 years and now I am a grandma to a 16 months old. What a joy, what a blessing. I am grateful every day for her divine presence in my life. What a gift! I am so grateful to have been a part of families for 30 years. Sharing their little ones with us was icing on the cake, for sure.

      6 months ago
  8. Charlie T

    The sky is a regular source of awe.
    Geology, geography, human
    history, architecture, art, the natural
    world in general, and music, usually do
    the trick.
    Listening to people’s life stories can be
    fascinating and give me a sense of awe.
    I am easily amused and generally
    a curious person, so, as you can see,
    it doesn’t take much.
    I am grateful for this gift.

    6 months ago
  9. Ngoc Nguyen

    A little vision of my right eye is one of awe in my life. My left eye is going blind due to retinal detachment. Fortunately, I can see with my right eye which has 10% vision. Getting closer to seeing the faces of my loved ones, reading books in large print raises feeling of luck and gratefulness in my heart and soul. I know at least I can see; I can have a chance to enjoy wonderful creativities of God that many of my friends cannot.

    6 months ago
    1. Carol

      NGOC…thanks for sharing your journey with us.

      6 months ago
  10. Nannette

    The work of Nature. the changing trees. the rain, the wind, the beautiful sky, and clouds and all the flowers…wild and planted. This morning, we are heading to Ohio for the night and then Michigan for work on our motor home. The glory of this morning, is pouring rain, beautuful, with the leaves coming down in droves. We are in a State Park and the deer are safe here- and goodness there are herds walking about…another beauty. The leaves are such brillant colors….and all coming down – and the trees will begin their winter season as we will too.

    6 months ago
    1. Carol

      Thanks Nanette…your post is inspiring.

      6 months ago
  11. Pilgrim

    Autumn, in all her glory! The colors and leaf piles, squirrels gathering a bounty, birds of all kinds, changing of the seasons. Music. Healing, even when it takes longer than I had hoped. Bodies of water, all sizes. Hope. The night sky.

    6 months ago
  12. Journey

    Nature, in all its forms leaves me in awe.
    Soulful choral music; any kind of talent leaves me in awe
    Beautiful old churches in Europe and elsewhere. The architecture and intricate work done at a time before computer graphics and technology leaves me in awe.
    Babies leave me in awe
    Dogs and their unconditional love leave me in awe
    These are just the things that occur to me immediately, I’m sure many more will pop into my mind as the day goes on. Love this question.

    6 months ago
  13. sunnypatti

    The sky – always. Plants growing, particularly my turmeric which is huge right now. Watching my dogs play with each other. Watching the ocean and the waves. Surfing the waves. Oh, and babies! Babies are so cute and everything is so new to them. I love seeing their faces when they hear/see/taste something new.

    6 months ago
  14. Maeve

    Seeing the amazing natural wonders of our Earth and the determined explorers on expeditions to preserve our wild places for the future.
    I watched “The Last Tepui” on Natural Geographic with the stunning footage of South American wilderness and the wonderful scientists documenting unknown animal species. Just amazing.

    6 months ago
  15. Carla

    Mother Nature’s palette painting the various vibrant colors on the trees. Radiant reds, shades of turmeric and mild to spicy mustards on others. Even the shades of the now barren deciduous tree’s bark all capture my eyes with delight. I’m almost not complaining about the northern winds, as they too are mighty, causing the leaves to dance as they swirl on the path and cause the barren trees to bow as they promenade. 🍁🍂🎋🍁🌬️

    6 months ago
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