Yesterday, I was happy to see this sentence about a state of constant amazement in the book “1325 Buddhist Ways to be Happy” by Barbara Ann Kipfer.
I think I AM awake because I do seem to live in a state of constant amazement. Maybe that’s why I use the word “amazing” constantly.
When I went out for a walk in the 50 degree weather yesterday with no raincoat (because my iPhone told me there was no chance of precipitation), I was in a state of constant amazement because of
- the beauty that was all around me,
- the rain that started when I was far from home, and
- the amazing and almost biblical HAIL, from which I could find no escape and therefore decided to laugh at and enjoy.
Do you see the state of constant amazement in my other images for today?
I’m in a state of constant amazement about how things are never what you expect. Three years ago, on National Siblings Day, Michael and I decided to not worry for a year, because worry never helps anything. We didn’t know what was ahead of us from April 10, 2019 through April 10, 2020 (my son and I both getting shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, my speaking at my college reunion, Michael and I getting married, my getting COVID at a group therapy conference in NYC, the COVID lockdowns, our cat Oscar getting cancer, etc.) or we might have been in a state of constant amazement at our hope to not worry for that amazing year.
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “a state of constant amazement.”
I’m in a state of constant amazement about what people go through in this world and the healing power of love.
Thanks to all who are sharing my state of constant amazement here and now, including YOU.