Week 3 : Be Awed By Life
“How filled with awe is this place and we did not know it.”
Reading: Complete Section I of the book, “Receiving Your Blessings.” As before, read slowly and allow your mind to move toward stories in your life triggered by the reading. Pay attention to these stories, trusting they have something important to teach you. If you find you are coming to your reading as a chore, put the book aside and choose something more meaningful instead.
Kind Action: Consider the miraculous in every day things. If you get a cut, how is that it can heal? In biting into a fresh apple, how is it that it was grown? In smelling a flower, how did it get its fragrance? Be filled with awe and wonder this week, even at the simplest of things. Having practiced this for a few days, take time to write up one of your awe-inspired moments for the rest of us and post it here in the comments section. In reading what others have posted, be filled with awe and wonder that someone in some other part of the world has written a story that you are somehow managing to read and experience in your part of the world. It’s incredible, isn’t it?
Blessings Journal: This is the perfect week to use your journal to its fullest, or to start one if you have yet to do so. Remember, it need not be anything big, just a few pieces of paper held together by the clip on a pen is enough. Use it to jot down those things that inspire you. Allow these to fill you with awe.
Link to Book: “My Grandfather’s Blessings”