The Gift of Wonder

After meditating we become more intensely aware of the being-ness of people and of plants, animals and things. The moment we open our eyes and see a vase of flowers, a glass of water, a lit candle, we see it with the intensity of a child or an artist. We sense the essence of the person or the object.

Thomas Traherne reminds us of this:

Is not sight a jewel? Is not hearing a treasure? Is not speech a glory? O my Lord, pardon my ingratitude and pity my dullness who am not sensible to these gifts. The freedom of Thy bounty hath deceived me. These things were too near to be considered. Thou presented me with Thy blessings, and I was not aware. But now I give thanks for Thy inestimable favours bestowed on me.


5 thoughts on “The Gift of Wonder”

  1. Hi Jimmy, I very much appreciate your reflections on things as they come through and look forward to more in 2019! I am a great believer in the benefits of meditation although I would not call myself a good meditator.
    I haven’t bumped into you for over 40 years but I have discovered as I grow older that the distant past is still quite accessible and I remember well playing Batiste when I was 15 in Head of the Family at the Hampstead Theatre Club and that whole period is still vivid. I theorise that it’s an illusion that these past events are “distant”.
    Maybe we will bump into one another again sometime!
    I am now 70 by the way!
    Very best wishes,

  2. Sorry, accidentally somehow the computer entered my daughter’s Michaela’s name. It’s easy not to notice because it’s Michael with an a on the end!

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