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Let me introduce you to my friend, Greg Richardson. Greg is a spiritual mentor, and executive and organizational coach, in Pasadena, California. Greg has served as a criminal prosecutor, an executive, and a university professor. Greg’s website is StrategicMonk.comYou can follow Greg on Twitter at @StrategicMonk, and his Facebook page is strategicmonk.com.

Throughout this year, I want to introduce you to some of my friends. People whose voices I know, respect, and appreciate. Their words often challenge me in my thinking and faith. I hope they'll challenge you, too. Enjoy!

wonder

I am learning to recognize the Wonder of the Sacred in unexpected ways.

There have been times when I expected to find wonder in intense emotions. If it is wonder, then it must be pretty dramatic, right? Weeks or months would pass without the jolt of recognition. I would be convinced that either I had missed it, or I was living a life without wonder. If there were no emotional fireworks, no thunder and lightning, then no wonder.

There have also been times when I expected to find wonder through focused analysis. Sacred wonder may not be an experience of the heart, but of the mind. If I could work it out intellectually, searching for deep truths by weighing the evidence and measuring accurately. I found some complex, serious questions that I could not work out to my own satisfaction. Again, I came to see that I must be missing something.
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