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picture5 Aug 2008 @ 23:38, by Gerald Vest

Awakening the Awe by Ron Lautenbach, Ph.D.

Below is a poem by Ron Lautenbach, Ph.D. who wrote about his experience while meeting with the soldiers at Ft. Bliss in our William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Warrior Restoration & Resilience Center. I have invited Ron to be a guest blogger for me this month and we are grateful for his presentation and his service to our soldiers from the Warrior Battalion.

Dr. Lautenbach is a remarkable human being and a world class mountain climber and adventurer. I have known Ron for the past two years during our visits to Munson Senior Center where he and I volunteered our services with the elders enrolled in the senior programs. My friend has been on the Discovery Channel and is on the Kodak Mountain Climbing Team that has successfully climbed numerous mountains throughout the world. As part of my responsibilities for our Center, I serve as Coordinator for our Health Education Program. We introduce a variety of presenters and resources every Friday morning as a means for keeping our Warriors informed about health, education and family issues. [link]

Thank you very much, Ron. I know the soldiers enjoyed and appreciated your thoughtful and respectful message related to "Creating Lifestyle Changes." We look forward to a return presentation soon and hopefully a mountain retreat with you in September.

Jerry Vest, ACSW/LISW

Awakening The Awe

I did not visit you to view values of your valiant, voguish voyages, venomous ventures of vital valor, nor the vitality of your pledges.

I did not try to teach or tempt your mind with technical talk and tempered thinking of theology’s or philosophy’s tiring theorems that are so stinking.

I came naked to an unbalanced truth with dreams and vicissitude to new goals of simple nonsense’s subtle humor and freedom’s discipline of self controls.

I encountered a warm invitation to share souls seeking real serenity - not yet found; but with a passionate hope manifested from serendipity.

I felt your vast agony and anger; and acknowledged it; but I ignored it since I sensed an awesome algorithm of wonder that inspires fresh spirits.

It was reverence for awe that grabbed me as I shared the awful with the awe-struck; and I was challenged to metamorphose reality into awesome good luck.

I felt my mind melting into my soul as my heart appealed to karma’s pleasure to experience your unique program of R & R with positive leisure.

Groriter © 2008

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15 Aug 2008 @ 04:43 by a-d : Awakening the Awe
Yes, that is exactly what we humans "should do": AWAKE the Awe (about LIFE ) and drop & forget the 'Shock' from "it" (Shock & Awe-treatment of Humanity) we create to keep each other bamboozled!... Just AWE is (more than ) enough -to keep our whole Being in LINE with Universe (instead of running around --like Chickens with their heads cut off-- from FEAR/ PANIC, CONFUSION (about "life") !  

15 Aug 2008 @ 18:34 by gerald vest @ : Thanks for responding to the AWE
Thanks, a-d, I always appreciate your support and your comments. It does make even common sense to "keep our whole Being in Line with our Universe..." Seems humans don't always learn from being out of balance, getting sick, being confused, etc. And, we are often like a bunch of "Chickens" running around without any heads.  

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