radical amazement

Posted on June 18, 2017


Radical Amazement not only includes standing in awe and wonder of beauty, wisdom, grace, nature’s power, and the power of the human spirit.

Radical Amazement also includes

standing in awe and wonder of the depth of the darkness before me, within me, and the depth of the darkness as revealed in you by you;
feeling the depth of emotional, spiritual, physical, economical, ecological pain of this world;
understanding the ramifications of the isolation of those that have become invisible and falling through the cracks of the society designed by our own hands.

Radical Amazement also includes the depth of connection and equality among all living creatures. Standing in awe and wonder of newly learned relational and experiential understanding of others.Radical Amazement

Radical Amazement requires experiencing the darkness, pain, and isolation of others and holding it in our hearts until we fully feel and experience it.
How can I understand oppression if I do not experience it?
How can I understand darkness if I do not experience its depths?
What does it mean for me to fully participate in the human experience?

Radical Amazement includes walking the path of the brokenhearted, open to experiencing life in all of its dimensions so we can fully embrace the human condition and the power of the human spirit.

Emptiness is the first step of living in wonder and the realization that everything is sacred.


“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”

― Mary Oliver


“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.”
― D.T. Suzuki

“God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open.” (Hazrat Inayat Kahn)

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