Thursday, June 20, 2013

Observation Leads to Wonder

The fact that I note the daily weather, along with the types of trees and where they grow, when various wildflowers bloom, along with the topography of the land, and what birds are about in the brush does not mean that I am an observer only. This is not mere list making. These observations are for me the very means of experiencing and engaging the world around me. Detailed observation creates a bond, a relationship.

Increased observation brings increased engagement with its object. It brings me outside of myself and recognizes the world more fully as it is: independent of me. This noticing of detail brings about true engagement and the fuller experience that comes with it. Increased observation brings increased wonder.

Fire Pink
Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

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