"Contemplation is Life itself, fully awake, fully active, and fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness, and for being. It is a vivid realization of the fact that life and being in us proceed from an invisible, transcendent, and infinitely abundant Source. Contemplation is, above all, awareness of the reality of that Source."
And contemplation, I would add, is most especially an awareness and awe at the fact that all things are constantly and spontaneously emerging out of that invisible Source, like echoes appearing out of nowhere :)
Photos: Lichen rocks, Lake Agnes, and Nokhu Crags, Never Summer Range, CO, January 4, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.