New beginnings are everywhere.
Every moment is a chance for a new life, a new direction.

Look!  There! rose in amazement

in a split second
everything changes.

nothing is different, you think
yet everything has changed

This is Life.
It truly is Amazing.


Welcome to Radical Amazement, A Blog, and more importantly, welcome to this radically amazing life.  Check it out, look around.  This world is fantabulous.  Astonishing. Amazing. Wow. Look, now – don’t miss it!

We are creative beings, as my sister’s parting words continue to remind me, and so this blog is a place for my evolving creativity – essays, poems, photos, posts for peace, and who knows what.  As of this writing, I am not entirely sure of its direction, but I am willing to let it unfold.

I am… artist.  writer.  student.  I am fledgling Bodhisattva.  I am blogger.  yogini.  vagabond craving home.  I am spiritually grounded and religiously non-dogmatic.  I am agnostic with a great deal of faith.  I am a pessimistic optimist and an optimistic pessimist.  I believe we all have much greater potential than we let on, and that we should really stop hiding that truth.

Also, we should laugh more, and play more.

Want to play?  Get creative, come along for the ride, revel in this Radically Amazing world.  Let’s link up, share insights, create this world out of laughter.  We’ve all got a peace.  Got a piece.  Of the puzzle.  This radically amazing ever-changing never-changing puzzle.

Want more stories?  Please come visit me over at my other blog too: Dharma Dawgs. There you will find stories of Twinkle (aka Li’l Bit) and Star, my 4 legged dharma teachers, as they share their journey toward therapy dawg-dom, and offer dharma teachings to their humans.  You will also find there the occasional post about homeless dharma dawgs, which I will encourage you (read beg and plead) to share in hopes that the dogs and the humans that need them will find each other. (Note: At the moment, Dharma Dawgs – the Blog – is on a hiatus. Star and Twinkle are busy planning their next move… they will be back soon)

Many blessings all the way around ~ May your life be joy-full and free, and may you discover that the secret to true happiness is that there is no secret to true happiness.

a dancing tree fairy

a dancing tree fairy – look quick before she shifts form again

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

45 thoughts on “About”

  1. Where is Amy! More poetry needed here.

    • It’s You! Hello and hi! Of course you would be the one to make me come back and look at this blog. It’s been forever ago, and my writing has moved to new places, and taken new direction. I am glad to see you here because now I am reminded to go read your blog. Lets connect soon … i will send an email. Love to you!

  2. Fascinating “about”. I’m glad I found your blog via the weekly photo challenge. I’m following you to explore your posts.

    • Thank you, and welcome aboard! Happy that you found me, because it means I also found you. 😉 I love seemingly random yet apparently purposeful connections.

  3. Chris Cox said:

    I am hooked; I love this blog. So glad I found you.

    • Well hey, glad to get you hooked! 🙂 I am glad you found me too ~ just had a quick look at your blog, and am heading over to read more. Always great to meet a fellow time traveler!

  4. I like the Spirit of your blog……best wishes along your Journey.

  5. Love the dancing tree fairy!

  6. I so love this “Like you, I am” … I have a whole page that is I am 🙂 Amazing about page, Amy!

    • Yes, I just went over and read your I Am page – fabulous! So glad to meet you here – I look forward to many shared posts and comments! 🙂

  7. Amy, so glad to “hear your voice” – oh the joy of meeting oneSelf! in peace…..kai

  8. I like the name and feel of your blog. Just want to express my appreciation. I intend to follow as I find your blog inspirational.

  9. Dear Amy, great blog you create here and I’m resonating with your “about” post”, which reminds me on a quote that I read some days ago: “I AM – two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality”. I have only read some posts so far, but I am looking forward to reading more. All the best 🙂

    • Zazu – welcome! Thank you for your comment ~ yes, I agree, they are two powerful words. Sometimes I like to leave space after them – I Am… and just open that to the unknown (or the yet-to-be-known!) Glad you came by, enjoy reading.

      Love the header photo on your blog, btw! Look forward to reading yours as well!

  10. The Commonzense of Saint James said:

    Hey thanks for the follow. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments on anything I have posted. I am on a journey, I would love the company. Peace~David

  11. Wonderful intro, insight, aspirations, desires. Also I’d never seen the blogger integrity badge and loved the concept so had to sign the pledge and grab the badge for my blog.

    • Greetings, woven decor, and thanks for your kind comment! Glad you came by today. Oh yes, I too love the blog with integrity concept – it just feels right. Glad you found it. I

  12. In the “better late than never” category, please accept my congratulations on your remarkable entry in Dark Globe’s photo contest. Judging was a very difficult job and I’m just happy your work was enjoyed by many, many people.


  13. Hi Amy! Well, I think you covered it all. You are many things wrapped up in an amazing person! Margie

  14. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. wonderful photos you have here.

  15. Love your blog. What a pleasure getting a like from a real photographer.

  16. jakesprinter said:

  17. Amy, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I love your site, I hope that this isn’t an imposition for you. You can read about it at my blog, composerinthegarden.com Best wishes for a joyful new year.

  18. Hope to see more of you in 2012, Amy —

    Meanwhile, some New Year’s wishes tonight:

  19. lovethewayyoulied said:

    Congratulations Amy – I just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Go here to get details:

    Best Wishes & Happy Holidays

  20. snagglewordz said:

    Amy, it’s an excellent ‘About’ page and I love that you write from the heart in your blog. I’m presenting you with The Versatile Blogger award. Congratulations! http://wp.me/p1VCzf-6O

  21. It sounds honest, that makes a refreshing change!

  22. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for the follow over at my place. It’s nice to meet you!

  23. Hi Amy, here to say, thank you for dropping by my site. I appreciate it. Happy Holidays 🙂

  24. elizabethweaver said:

    I love your Heschel quote!

  25. Loved your “about” page. It’s always hard to talk about yourself but you did it well.

    • Ha, thanks, I think. I really need to get in here and create a proper about page – it is on my list of things to do! Maybe I will keep some of the above though…. still trying to figure out how to complete the sentence:

      I am, je suis… ???

      or maybe that’s all. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by. Love the Audrey Hepburn quote on your about page, btw!

  26. Yes! It is all about the journey, so Safe Travels! Great Blog

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