The story of ReachingAwe

“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

Hi, I’m Ken.

Four years ago, I began a new journey of personal and spiritual growth.

I didn’t really mean to. In fact, it was entirely unplanned and totally against my will. At the time I was deeply depressed and facing the most difficult challenges of my life. I tried hard to think of reasons to avoid discovering more about who I really am, or finding a deeper meaning for the pain I was experiencing. I thought I already had all the answers and if I just followed the right formula, everything would eventually be fine.

But God and the Universe didn’t let me off so easy. It turned out that most of my “answers” were just ways of avoiding asking the real questions.

So, one by one, I started investigating those questions. Now, four years later, I find I’m more open, peaceful, spiritual and happy than I’ve ever been. More than anything, I’m in awe of this incredible journey we’ve all been given the chance to take.

I don’t profess to have answers. But I did discover that the universe seems to be set up in such a way that when we ask the right questions, we find exactly the meaning we need at exactly the time we need it.

I learned that everything in this life is a miracle, and we can actively choose to see it that way. Opening ourselves up to awe and wonder gives us the chance to experience new miracles every day. And when we do that, we can find the growth, peace, fulfillment and happiness that have been hiding from us.

As I looked around for resources to help me on this journey, I found that there just aren’t many available. I kept asking: Why aren’t there more discussions and blogs for “normal” people who are seeking not just happiness, but meaningful personal change and spiritual growth?

So I decided to start one, in hopes that some of the things I’m learning will be useful for you as well. My aim is to explore how to seek the wonder and mystery in everyday life, and follow the unexpected opportunities that arise. I believe when you know how and where to look, inspiration for change and growth can always be found. (For example, just one song inspired me to get this blog off the ground.)

If these topics interest you, please feel free to subscribe and keep in touch. I’m looking forward to the conversation.

Ken

Email me at ken@reachingawe.com.