July 15, 2021– “A broad-billed hummingbird hangs for a few seconds, not a meter away. The glittering sapphire necklace blinks for an instant, and then the little bird is shot away, its hoarse cry fading like a lost thought in oaks … I close my eyes and try to feel the impact that the hundreds of hummingbirds I have seen in the last few days have had on my psyche. The swirl of their presence, their tiny size, their radiant color, their deft swiftness, their bursts disputes, all seep into me, and finally sprout in astonished appreciation, just for being in the world. The past, the future, and the self disappear. In that moment, I have become the planet as a human, marveling at hummingbirds, feeling them as part of the splendor of life “. (10 readings)
To take actionPractice the art of wonder through radical presence today.