Wow – a meditation




When we are stunned to the place beyond words, when an aspect of life takes us away  from being able to chip away at something until it's down to a manageable size and then to file it nicely away, when all we can say in response is “Wow,” that's a prayer.

Wonder takes our breath away, and makes room for new breath.

Anne Lamott – Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

I think that the “Wow” experience happens to me more often than I realize or even notice. When I can slow down my racing thoughts and be present just in the moment, I am more likely to fully experience “Wow!” when it occurs. It is “Wow!” that fully connects me to life, that wakes my spirit from its gray doldrums, that reminds me of joy and provides energy to my soul. May I always be awake to “Wow!”

A meditation for February 6, 2013.

The first time I saw these two perform together (only on video, alas!), all I could say was “wow!”

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