Monday, October 17, 2011

Sensitive Words!

Oh! that inborn sense of wonder and awe....
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. For most of us that clear eyed vision is dimmed or lost before we reach adulthood. Oh! If only we could have that sense of wonder last us throughout our lifetime!!
To keep alive that inborn sense of wonder, it is not half so important to know as to feel. Once the emotions have been aroused—a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the unknown, a feeling of sympathy or admiration—then the fading vision would be revived.
Where ever you are ,you can still look up at the sky—at the dawn and twilight beauties,the moving clouds ,its stars by night.You can listen to the wind, feel the rain on your face.
Senses other than sight can prove avenues of delight and discovery. Savour the smell of low tide combined of many odours of sea weeds and fish. Hearing requires more conscious cultivation. Try to hear the bell like phrases of a wood thrush singing in your backyard every spring. Listen to the voices of the earth—the majestic voice of the thunder, the rain,the sound of surf.
What is the value of this sense of wonder? Is it just to pass the time? I am sure there is something lasting , much deeper and significant. Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of it. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter
….. Rachel Carson

Thoughts for the Week:
1. I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to death your right to say it…..Voltaire
2. Focus on the journey,not the destination.Joy is found not infinishing an activity but in doing it……Greg Anderson
3. The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity.He does not need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right idea…….Abe Tannenbaum
4. For peace of mind resign as general manager of the universe……Larry Eisenberg

Compilation: Shri Atul Kumar Jain
Image: Karmendra Jain

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