you wonder at the world? Can you look at the eyes of a
child, the leaves on the trees, the rain falling from the
sky, and feel a sense of amazement that something so
wonderful can actually be here on this planet with us?
Can you look at or listen to beauty and feel a sense of
appreciation for having the privilege to see or hear what
you're experiencing? Do you walk by that tree, that
flower, that skyscraper, that river, without stopping to
consider just how miraculous it really is?
our lives overwhelm us and keep us from even noticing some
of the more wonderful things that surround us. Our
judgmental natures keep us from seeing just how wonderful
many of the people with whom we relate truly are. Our
fears or our frustration keep us focused on things that
aren't wonderful while the amazing things go unnoticed and
unappreciated. If this is the case, the we need to do
the work necessary to make sure that we're not so jaded and
tired that we don't take advantage of the fantastic things
of the world, that we don't stop and wonder at things that
people just can't see the benefit in wondering at the
world. What it does is simple: it deepens our
respect of and appreciation for this amazing world in which
we live. And when we see the world as an amazing
place, we can also appreciate just how amazing we are,
too--our thought processes, the ways that our bodies
function, the feelings we have and share.
a keen sense of wonder, we'll never be bored, not with
ourselves and not with our place in life. When we can
wonder at the world, our lives will be filled with positive
emotions that can lift us up above what others see as lame
and boring, and the feelings that we nurture will enrich us
beyond any expectations that we ever could have when we are
unable to wonder.