Susan Stabile is both a good friend and the Director of the Office for Spirituality at the University of St Thomas. She suggested a superb exercise at a program kicking off the beginning of the school year. Perhaps you will be as inspired and moved as was I. Surely, it is something I hope to come back to again and again.
Susan quoted the esteemed Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel:
Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
Susan then proposed three insightful and incisive questions:
What are you finding most incredible and phenomenal in your life at this time?
What, if anything, do you take for granted?
What single change could you make in your life to live with a greater sense of amazement?
Yes, growth in spirituality and our relationship with God can be a simple as that… Amazing, isn’t it? Simply amazing!
Richard: Although I had the attribution on my handout, I realized when i read your post, that, in my haste, I had neglected to put the origin of these questions as Diane Millis’ book, Conversation, The Sacred Art: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction.