3 Practices to Live in Wonder

To live in wonder requires practice each day. It presents itself when we take the time for it.

In the early morning of this bright day I am in awe of nature. Dew rising from the fields, the rising sun creating pillars of light in the mist. A sense of wonder is a simple discovery in such a scene. It isn’t always though.

To live in wonder requires practice each day. A few suggestions that help me:

  • Mark a little square of nature with a few twigs and observe every detail in the square intently. Describe to yourself what you see. Push through any resistance that comes up. It’s worth it.
  • Go on a morning walk. Allow your thoughts to wander, just like you. Let it be the first thing you do, whatever you do.
  • On a starry night, look up and place yourself in the context of this vast, vast universe. Here we are, on this tiny rock floating through the vastness of space, along with everything we know.

Lost in our thoughts, we can recognize something as beautiful, but this elusive feeling of deep appreciation for life will remain absent. Wonder presents itself when we take the time for it. So sit down somewhere, relax your thoughts. Just wait. And you will see.

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