Friday, October 1, 2010

Reverence as awe

Artist: Nicholas Roerich

If we cultivated this kind of awe, I really think we would easily alleviate a lot of the suffering we carry around in our experience:

"Let’s think of reverence as awe, as presence in and openness to the world…Try walking around with a child who’s going, ‘Wow, wow! Look at that dirty dog! Look at that burned-down house! Look at that red sky!’ And the child points, and you look, and you see, and you start going, ‘Wow! Look at that huge crazy hedge! Look at that teeny little baby! Look at the scary dark cloud!’ I think this is how we are supposed to be in the world – present and in awe."

-- Anne Lamott


  1. Wow! You know I love this painting!

  2. I'm really glad you like the painting (of the clouds).

    AND I'm glad you're enjoying the blog so much!



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