Being open to awe

I don’t think we can manufacture awe.

Instead, it’s a heart orientation. An openness to being enveloped by the transcendent, something that is far bigger than us.

Catching a glimpse out of the corner of our eye and widening our gaze to be astonished.

Being enlarged in the seeing. Feasting with the eyes of our soul, not just our eyesight.

And it can make us feel gloriously, beautifully small.

Because this is life, and we are part of it.

Pause. See differently. Re-story…

~ sitting quietly by the lake and watching swallows and kingfishers in flight – too fast to photograph.