My Name Is Wonder: A Tale of Adventure by Ronald ChapmanMy Name Is Wonder: A Tale of Adventure by Ronald Chapman

My Name Is Wonder: A Tale of Adventure

byRonald Chapman

Paperback | September 1, 2016

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This inspirational fable, based on the life of an inquisitive goat named Wonder, brings joy and discovery to the reader. Wonder longs to expand his world beyond the barnyard, much to the dismay of his animal companions who are not as curious as he. During his first adventure, he is saved from a hungry owl by a wise crow who then becomes his friend and guide as he embarks on a series of excursions away from the farm.They decide to go on a quest to the mountains and meet new friends who teach them important lessons. During the journey, the goat learns the difference between Presence and appearance through his blunders and insights. When he thinks he has lost his way, a bear teacher instructs him, "The path is every step. Lift your vision above the muck." Wonder pledges to keep his eye on the mountain top ahead. He returns to the barnyard and again sets out on another adventure of discovery, explaining that "I cannot ignore the call of my Soul." With courage and gratitude for his new insights, Wonder teaches us how to live life fully, without fear, as we follow our call into the Light.
Title:My Name Is Wonder: A Tale of AdventureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Terra Nova BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938288785

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Wonder would never be able to explain the depths into which he fell. It was the great curiosity in Espy's eyes that next registered. There was no judgment, or even a concern reflected there, only a deep, compassionate interest.Suddenly Wonder was aware of breath rising in him. And a pervasive sadness then made itself known as a feeling radiating through him.Then one night he was struck from sleep only a short while after he had dozed off. What he heard himself say out loud was not something he had known, and he wasn't even sure he understood it when he said it. "There is no less Light in the darkness into which I fell."Wonder puzzled over the thought then began to deepen his breath as he fell into a deep contemplative space unlike any he had before felt. He was intensely aware of the world around him, and yet somehow simultaneously aware of the state of his listening. And the space simply continued to hold as the night passed. Only a short while before dawn it finally released him. Wonder had never felt more alive or present. And he instantly knew it was time to speak to Espy.He vaulted the fence easily and was soon beside the mesh in a whispered conversation with the macaw. Wonder recounted the entire experience, which was indelibly marked in his memory even if it was filled largely with nothing but a thoughtless expanse.Espy nodded and nodded. When the goat had finished his story, she spoke simply. "You were being worked with very deeply, Wonder." The bird was quiet for a moment then followed with a question. "And what do you make of it?"Wonder chuckled as clarity came. "Mac Craack's death was perfect. It threw me outside myself in a way nothing else could. Only the greatest of blows could pierce the armor of me. And that dark place is now illuminated." He chortled again. "But not by the Light. Awareness is the Light. Awareness sees beyond appearances. Darkness and Light are not separate, and one is not the cure for the other. There can be nothing without the contrast. When we finally see the whole, Awareness embodies both darkness and Light."

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"Clarity is an aspect of love, it is seeing clearly. He pays attention as few do to the miracles around us." -- Stephen Levine, author and teacher