Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Teaser Tuseday - Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight

Here is my teaser from Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Page 3):

"We lie in the lap of immense intelligence." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stop. Look. Listen. My kindergarten teacher taught me that. I remember carefully lining up the tips of my patent-leather shoes exactly at the edge of the curb and stopping–then carefully looking to my right and left, quiet and aware, listening for any clues. Feeling that it was safe to proceed, I'd grasp my classmate's hand, jump off the curb, and happily venture into unknown territories on the other side of the street.

Now I barely glance from side to side as I hurry on my way.

What happened? Where did that wide-open feeling of awareness go? In the rush of adulthood, it seems to vanish, but what would happen if we simply stopped, looked and listened…even as busy adults?

As a learning addict, I've hunted for insights through countless books, seminars, experts, masters and more. Eventually, I realized that my kindergarten teacher had it right from the beginning, long before I started my quest. Who knew that she was so profound?


7 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I like the idea of taking a look as we walk through life.

    My teaser is from a new book by Courtney Milan entitled Unveiled.

    http://theenchantedbook.blogspot.com/

    Have a great one!

    Selena

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  2. Very interesting teaser today. Yes I remember the school days, when we were taught to STOP! LOOK! AND LISTEN! very wise words, no matter what our age.

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  3. Really interesting teaser. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Wakela's World - Tuesday Teaser

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  4. I enjoy reading your teaser, thank you for posting it in my blog

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