Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see.
Turn your attention to the many miracles around you.
This appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.
~ Wayne Dyer

I find myself attempting to describe awe. Whatever words I use seem to diminish my experience of awe. During the night an image came to me instead. I was sitting with a baby. We were playing peek-a-boo. What I saw was that when the baby’s head was covered with a blanket, all that was present but out of the baby’s vision seemed to no longer exist.

Then, when I removed the blanket from the baby’s face, ‘lifted the veil’ so to speak, the baby saw the rattle, the stuffed toy, the bottle; all that was within the baby’s range of vision all along seemed brand new. Or perceived as returned. I’m not sure which. But what does seem sure is that when the baby’s eyes were covered, those objects seemed not to exist anymore.

That’s my experience of events like election seasons, shootings, pandemics, climate change, and so on. It’s endless! I become covered with a blanket and the grandeur of life and the magnificence of the universe seem to have disappeared. Or, at least, I don’t see them. That’s also my experience of awe. When I remember to remove the veil, the metaphorical blanket, I see wonder with new or renewed eyes. I see what has been there all along whether I noticed it or not.

Life is a miracle we can see. Let us give thanks.