Authentic spirituality as ‘what we do with our higher in-comprehension’ – ‘Radical Awareness 365 8/08/12



“Awareness of the divine begins with wonder. It is the result of what man does with his higher incomprehension. 

The greatest hindrance to such awareness is our adjustment to conventional notions, to mental clichés. 

Wonder or radical amazement, the state of maladjustment to words and notions, is therefore a prerequisite for an authentic awareness of that which is.”

                                                                                                                                                                   From Abraham Heschel’s ‘God in Search of Man’

A view of Heschel's Radical Awareness – as a 'philosophy'.

A gross but inspirational oversimplification of Radical Amazement is to be so in awe of every aspect of the world and its creator that one cannot help but do one’s part to make it the best it can be.


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