Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More Wonder of Wonder

This is a piece I wrote back in January 2005, but it ties in so perfectly with a Discussion Topic I began yesterday on my Facebook group, I decided to reprint it. I was living in Ft. Lauderdale at the time.

I don't know about you, but whenever I see a rainbow, I break into a smile. This past Sunday was a perfect case in point ... it had been gray and overcast all day with intermittent bouts of rain and a cold front that had caused at least a 20+ degree drop in temperature.

I was sitting at my desk and just happened to look out the window ... and there before my very eyes was a huge rainbow ... with a smaller one by its side ... and I couldn't help but smile. What is it about rainbows?

And for that matter, what is it about all of the incredible examples of nature's magic and mystery that strike such chords of wonder? I certainly can't explain it but I do know I feel it ... How about you?

I think the whole point here is that if we do our best to remember to be as open and aware as possible ... as much of the time as possible ... we increase the likelihood of witnessing so much of the magnificence of everyday life ... that is just waiting for our recognition ...


Jose said...

Satori is the Japanese word for enlightenment and literally means “understanding”; similar to the word kensho, which actually means “first perception”. But satori is the state of living in the present where you are fully aware of everything that is going on, texture, color, smell, taste, sound… it is in this state that you truly appreciate life, and the wonders of the universe. The power required to create it and create life, the smile of a baby, the happy wagging of a friendly dog’s tail, the majesty of the mountains.

When we worry about the past, or spend time worrying about the future, we are robbing ourselves of the true wonders of the universe.

dynamicarthouse said...

I love rainbows colors of the chakras and it didn't click until a fews ago. I saw a beautiful last weekend while driving in the mountains I heard turn your head to the left and there in shy was a magnificent sparkling rainbow I wa in awe and kept turning back to see until it was no longer feasible for me while I was driving.
The magic of wonder in the moment is priceless hmmmm make a good commercial

Amber Whitman said...

I think that seeing these things just takes us away. It makes us believe in a higher power and that makes us happy..at least that is how I feel. There is so much darkness in this world so when you see something full of light you have to smile!

Catherine Behan said...

Hi Susan,

I also love rainbows and treasure their appearance. They are rare in San Diego! Another natural beauty is having the chance to see the sunlight breaking through the clouds.

Whenever that happens I see it as a tangible 'reaching down' of Universal energy to earth. Very settling and calming.

Thanks for tapping my creativity on the shoulder and helping me to focus on finding time for creating!


melanie said...

Very inspirational post, Susan!

Reading your article reminded me of something you hear people saying all the time ...

"Life is short. Stop and smell the roses".

There's glory and wonder in even a single blade of grass!

Write On!

~Melanie Kissell