To be spiritual is to be amazed

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel

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  1. Posted May 25, 2012 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Yes. A sense of awe. A sense of delight. Everything is a gift. This is what I try and “return to”…what I am drawn back to again and again – in every cell of my body, in my perspective, in the way I go about my day, in my writing. Lovely. Lisa

  2. Posted May 25, 2012 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    This is as good of a description as any that I’ve ever heard of spirituality.

  3. Posted May 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    So true!”To be spiritual is to be amazed.” When your eyes are wide open, when your exterior has enough of a crack in it for your spirit to look through, you can’t help but be amazed. Lovely quote.

  4. Posted May 26, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I’m all for wonder. Thank you for this hymn to amazement.

  5. Posted June 4, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink


  6. Dianna
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    As I navigate my way through the ups and downs of life with a newborn once more, I find myself returning to this post over and over again. It never fails to lift me up (both physically and mentally). Thank you for sharing this.