A recent study asked what are the 7 Wonders of the Modern World?
Although a minority of people differed, in general terms people proposed, in order of importance:
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
2. The Taj Mahal
3. The Grand Canyon
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St Peters Basilica
7. The Great Wall of China
Six of the seven were built by the labour of slaves and hired men; all of them are claimed as real estate possessions by varying groups of people…..
Most are subject to attempts by others to exceed their size, breadth, beauty or technical proficiency.
Might I suggest that NONE on this list is actually a wonder at all.
Rather, one is a remarkably visual reminder of the boundless and infinite grandeur of nature whilst the other six are gallant, if momentary, attempts by Man to express himself on the canvas of Life. Given a little time they’ll all return to dust.
What, for you, are the 7 Wonders of the World?
Think on this a moment – don’t be hasty with your reply!
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My list is as follows:
1. The wonder of Living.
That there IS life, that I am alive is so awesome, so wondrous and so remarkable that it leaves me breathless to even consider it.
Nothing else is so immediately wonder-full. Nothing else compares with the livingness of THIS moment. Living is, for me, the ultimate wonder, the ultimate reality for which I am boundlessly filled with gratitude.
2. The wonder of Loving.
That I AM Love is so delightful, so sweet, so rich in abundance and fulfilment that I am left speechless by its force & splendour.
Nothing else fulfils my every need so wonder-fully. Nothing else compares with its joyousness and absolute delight. Everything
I need, I am – for I am love. Wow, it surely couldn’t get better than that!
3. The wonder of Laughing.
That I can express myself, my inner being, is so wonder-full itself! And when I do so, when I express my inner state of peace and joy and delight and pleasure I cannot help but laugh with the absolute gentleness of safeness, sureness, wholeness and certainty
that all that is, Is All That Is. In perfect contentment, I laugh blissfully.
4. The wonder of Knowing.
That I know I AM, and know I am Love, is made more wonder-full by my knowing that I KNOW. I know every truth: I know, deep within, that I am Spirit, that I am safe, that I am a part of (although seemingly apart from) the Whole, that I am OK.
I already know everything that matters because intrinsically I know my True Self, no matter what my brain may tell me.
5. The wonder of Other Like Beings.
That I get to share all these wonders with other like beings brings gratitude upon gratitude. Everyone is my brother or sister.
And everyone shares the same sense of Life and of Love, deep inside themselves. By sharing, co-operating, caring, liking, playing, singing, eating & working together we help one another to awaken to our natural, innate Greatness. How wonder-full is that!
6. The wonder of Spirit.
That there is Being and Existence in boundless profusion is extraordinarily wonder-full! Even when I die, I live! All that is, Is!
The profusion of Life, around and within us, seen and unseen, physical and non-physical, now and eternally, fills me with unutterable awe and wonder. All is spirit. I am filled with immense humility and grateful wonderment!
7. The wonder of Everything.
That I see boundless wonders all around me, hear unspeakable wonders every moment, feel inexpressible wonders with every touch, sense immeasurable wonders with every beat of my being is truly wonder-full without end. I am totally immersed in a
wonder-filled world, embraced by it, subsumed by it, cloaked in it, fed with it and loved by it. Wonder upon wonders!
When I take just the slightest moment to pause in Man’s madcap race to nowhere, when I just stop for a second and look around me…..then, there, anywhere, anytime I become overwhelmed with the beauty and sacredness of all the wonders I perceive.
In that moment I cannot help but sing to the Divine I know lives in my Heart “How great thou art!”.
I send you boundless love!
Blessings to your family and friends,