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December Inspiration

Our theme for services and events this month is 'Wonder'. Here, we share some inspiring words of wisdom and some questions to give you food for thought.

Words of Wisdom

‘When it's over, I want to say: all my life

I was a bride married to amazement.

I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms…

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.’

Mary Oliver

‘The more I wonder, the more I love.’

Alice Walker

‘Joy is the gift of love. Grief is the price of love. Anger protects that which is loved. And when we think we have reached our limit, wonder is the act that returns us to love.’

Valerie Kaur

‘The other world is this world rightly seen.’

Nisargadatta Maharaj

‘Wonder is, among other things, an act of deep attention.’

Caspar Henderson

Questions for Reflection

1. Has age impeded or assisted your experience of wonder?

2. If you were to make one change to your daily routine to let a bit more wonder in, what would it be?

3. They say the three main impediments to wonder are worry, accomplishment and judgement. Is this in any way true for you?

4. What would make your holidays more wonder-filled?

Image by Liviu C. on Unsplash.


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