P'shat From Makign Menches: A Periodic Table. Malchut -
A feeling of surprise mixed with admiration, caused by something beautiful, or unexpected. To desire or be curious to know something.
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom”
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
How do you respond to Socrates and Einstein? Which one are you drawn more to? Why?
“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.”
—Abraham Joshua Heschel
To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings- the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer for the mystery in which we live. - Abraham J. Heshchel
What is the connection between wonder and God/Spirituality/Divinity? Can their be wonder without a Supreme Force? Have you experienced the type of wonder or radical amazement Heschel describes?
What a Wonderful World and Heschel: https://jewishcamp.org/making-mensches/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/08/What-A-Wonderful-World-Daf.pdf
Every leaf, every stone, is a camouflage of divine mystery. But remember always, that the mystery is not contained in nature, but rather nature herself is part of the mystery. - Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlov
What is Nachman of Bratzlov saying? How is this noticing connected to wonder?