Awakening a Keen Observer

Monday, August 27, 2007

New Full Moon

Tonight there will be a full moon, early in the morning, and there will be a lunar eclipse with it. It is an amazing happening.
Let's pretend we don't know what it is that is happening. What story would we make up to explain how the moon disappears a little at a time and then returns? Was the moon being eaten? What was happening and could our being concerned make it different? Come back moon!
We live in an amazing world. Perhaps even more amazing watching without explanation but with observation. Take a few minutes and look around your world, observing, not thinking it all through.
When I taught Biology we taught by a method called the inquiry method. It had come to be a planned way to teach. It was the way my Daddy always taught me. The method was to learn how to frame the questions and then to seek the answers. So you didn't focus on learning the scientific names of the individual trees but you did learn to ask why those trees had leaves that seemed to turn backwards before a rain.
Framing the questions in our lives is an important tool for each of us. And now each of us is learning more and more how to Live-Into the answers.
God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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