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Questions of Awe and Wonder
Three minutes reminding us of the great mystery surrounding us
“There are a lot of big mysteries that get us up in the morning.”
— John Templeton Foundation video
Scattered before us like bright diamonds of morning dew are sparkling questions free for the taking, questions capable of changing our perspectives, shifting our direction, setting us on a new path.
In our over-busy lives, we tend to grab for answers as we rush out the door to work … to school … to another meeting. What if we took the time to explore some of these diamond questions (defined as one with many bright facets that could shine light on the path ahead of you)?
This three-minute video from the John Templeton Foundation offers a thoughtful break from the world of answers and a gentle stroll through some of our most important questions.
These are some of the deep questions that call us into wonder and awe. Who are we? Why are we here? Deep questions ...
The physicist Richard Feynman offers a unique perspective in this poem apparently written during his childhood years:
"I wonder why. I wonder why. I wonder why I wonder I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why I wonder!"
What are the big mysteries that fascinate you and maybe even “get you up in the morning”?
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