Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Midweek Meditation: "Wonder" (DH Lawrence)

DH Lawrence (1885-1930)
"When the wonder has gone out of a man he is dead. When all comes to all, the most precious element in life is wonder. Love is a great emotion and power is power. But both love and power are based on wonder. Plant consciousness, insect consciousness, fish consciousness, animal consciousness, all are related by one permanent element, which we may call the religious element of all life, even in a flea: the sense of wonder. That is our sixth sense. And it is the natural religious sense." (D. H. Lawrence, The Phoenix)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." (Albert Einstein)

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