“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things”.
“[M]ythology… is not about opting out of this world, but about enabling us to live more intensely within it.”
Awe and wonder are two of the emotions most integral to spiritual experience. When people hear that I do something “spiritual”, they’ll say things like, “I don’t believe in God, but when I look up the stars, I can barely breathe”. Indeed, spirituality is all about universal human experiences like wonder and awe. And this is a good time of year to notice them. What do they do for us? Why do we choose to celebrate holidays that revolve around them? What does it feel like to experience wonder? We could, you know, wonder about wonder. Continue reading