Wonder is the spice that makes all experiences palatable.
Please discuss. How does this play out in life?
I’ll start us out. Life sometimes feels difficult. Things can be far from what we might wish, and it can seem like they may never change. We get jaded and tired, focused on the hardships. It’s draining, sucking the joy out of life.
This happens, in part, because we see things from preconceived viewpoints. We evaluate, assess, and classify, sometimes before fully experiencing something. In doing so, we receive it not as it is but rather as we think it is. We miss out on freshness and beauty because we don’t allow ourselves to perceive it.
Today’s message reminds me to be more like a young child, puppy, or kitten. All is new and unique to them, everything and everyone around them to be explored with unbiased vision. They live in a state of wonder and all they encounter is exciting and stimulating. If I allow myself to emulate this innocent state of being, events are more interesting than difficult and joys are magnified. It’s time to summon up my inner kitten and pounce on what life offers up. Purr!
How about you? Does a sense of wonder play a role in your life?