Today I’ve steered away from writing about a social cause as I have been on Saturdays in my #100WordsOnSaturday feature. A Thousand Ways is my 100 word response to today’s #Write28Days prompt: Awe.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― W.B. Yeats
A Thousand Ways
Too often we live life backwards
Living in memory or regret
Too often we live life forward
Looking for experiences to excite us
Little do we live in the moment
Allowing the beauty that’s all around us
To inspire, to fill us with awe
Every day Nature gives us a chance
To experience its wonder.
Life gives us so many opportunities to be inspired
That we live and breathe, think and create
Is surely enough inspiration.
As Rumi said : Let the beauty we love be what we do
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground…
“There were only the great diamonds and sapphires and emerald mists and velvet inks of space, with God’s voice mingling among the crystal fires.”― Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man
“Consciousness is our gateway to experience: It enables us to recognize Van Gogh’s starry skies, be enraptured by Beethoven’s Fifth, and stand in awe of a snowcapped mountain. Yet consciousness is subjective, personal, and famously difficult to examine.”Daniel Bor, The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning
Some time ago I wrote about how you can take an awe walk. It’s a great experience. Have you tried it?
I’m undertaking the #Write28Days Challenge and will be posting every day in February. I will combine this with my regular features – #MondayMusings, #FiveMinuteFriday and #100WordsOnSaturday.
I’ve re-started the 100WordsOnSaturday here. The feature will be around social causes/ special days/special causes.
In case you missed the previous 6 posts, here they are:
- Introvert Power
- Dry January
- Racism comes in many colours
- Sharing More Than You Should
- A Thousand Ways
If you’d like to join me, please leave a comment with your link on my post/s. For the month of February, since I’m following the #Write28Days Challenge prompts, I may not be writing on themes for special days or social causes.
This is beautiful!
Ryan K Biddulph
“Famously difficult to examine”…..oh yes Corinne, oh yes 🙂 I find myself in this state now. My days seem largely dominated by going within and doing less stuff mindfully….plus doing more stuff mindfully. What a fascinating journey, albeit a bit maddening LOL.
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I got started blogging after I was challenged to write 100 words for 100 days. I often go back to it to help me be more precise with my writing.
I enjoyed your piece today.