I became a Unitarian Universalist minister in part because I wanted to learn how to live everyday with a sense of wonder. It is so easy to be cynical, or earnest, or busy or bored in our consumer capitalist techno society, but not so easy to be struck by wonder at the magnificence of planet earth. This video (which is really an ad for BBC1) has been making the rounds of the internet for awhile, but I present it here as the Monday Meditation because it speaks to my hopes for the new year.
David Attenborough’s aged voice speaking the song over all of the gorgeous creatures reminds me to pay attention to all that is. May we find time in this season to appreciate the wonder of life on earth.