Moments of awe and wonder...

United States
April 10, 2008 2:30am CST
What moments of awe and wonder have you had in your life? I can remember seeing a hummingbird alight on a dry twig at the top of a tree. I was in wonder at its stillness. I stopped all of my own movements. I stood so still that I almost stopped my breath. I paused and watched that hummingbird until it finally took flight. I also remember standing looking down at a vista at the beautiful hills and valleys below and seeing a rainbow and clouds... feeling the wind blow softly and just being at home in the wonder of that time. Moments of awe and wonder come unbidden and we are swept away into an inner state that seems timeless, quiet, at one with, open, content, happy, relaxed, calm, blissful, or just accepting of the present moment in all of it subtle beauty... What moments of awe and wonder have come into your life? What did you see, feel, hear, or experience that made this moment of wonder possible?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I get mine on the open road just driving give pleasure and no hurry to get any where. Let my mind roll on with thoughts of what the scenery looked like 100 years ago what peoples lived there if any. I can catch site of an eagle in flight soaring free and easy. I have one spot that the eagle does this on my way to Utah very open empty spot but close to the mopuntains where I am sure he lives. and I would love to watch the chipmonks go about what ever they had a business of doingaon a creek bank.
• United States
11 Apr 08
Ah the wonder of the open road to the past and to the world of nature... eagles and chipmonks, such a contrast... Both wonderful.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Apr 08
oh yes I have even had an owl for a pet
10 Apr 08
I once went into the woods and that was the thing that made me awe. Its all the beauty of mother nature.
• United States
11 Apr 08
YES, Mother Nature is beautiful!!!!!