This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Awe has been getting increased press lately. Along with mindfulness and compassion
Our home was a literate and musical one, with little television or radio. This was the key to my motivation to explore the world through books.
My fascination with the white spaces on maps began before my earliest memories-- on an adventurous family trip to see Apollo 14 launch from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in Merritt Island, Fla., on January 31, 1971--exactly two weeks before my second birthday.
We all know the stats, but what's behind the numbers?
They taught me to appreciate the marvel that is every bit of our world i, ourselves included, and enjoy the astonishing, eye-popping, ever-engaging wonder of it all.
This is movie magic in all its splendor.
"Wonder" is one of the easiest ways we can enhance the conversation between religion and science.
What I've learned through my own experiences is that pretty much everyone I know has a child that is different. Every mother and father out there have experienced the heartbreak of knowing your child doesn't "fit in". In a perfect world every kid would be "normal". But this is not a perfect world. Not even close. Being different is normal.
Do we need religion to feel wonder and awe?
Before your very eyes a rainbow of brilliant, dazzling colors appears. This however, is no ordinary rainbow. The artwork has been made from embroidery thread hooked from floor to ceiling repeatedly.