Pause and Wonder

April 2, 2013

I’ve been away for awhile….away from the internal space that allows me to write on my blog. I felt as if I was lost in a twirling within my heart and mind, and had a hard time slowing it down. Until now. If anyone is still checking in, thank you.

Pause and Wonder

pause between breaths

I was reading a post by Brother David Steindle-Rast about how our perspective changes if we can find wonder and surprise in more things. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we have the opportunity to choose to be inspired by the wonder that surrounds us. Beginning with the sound of the alarm clock. Imagine if our response to that sound was not agitation and anxiety, but wonder: wow! Listen to that sound! It is calling me to be ALIVE!!

We are waking up to surprise!! And every moment of the day will offer us more surprises to take our breath away and fill us with wonder. If. If we can be awake, aware and alert!

As I read the article I also thought of the quote above. If we can train ourselves to pause, as in the moments between breaths, we can use those moments to learn to see the surprise and wonder all around us. Perhaps this will provide us with the possibility of seeing more things as opportunities for ourselves, rather than burdens that have to be surmounted.

How would this change our lives? How would we be different? Would we be different?