Day 4 #Reverb10 – How do you cultivate wonder?
It seems to me that wonder is a natural state of being.
Wonder comes when I am deeply present.
When I am in the past, my wonder becomes wandering. I get lost in what was. I am not with what is.
When I am in the future, my wonder becomes worrying and hoping. I get lost in what might be. I am not here.
I cultivate wonder by nurturing truth, integrity, beauty and presence.
Wonder is a garden. I weed. I feed. It’s a labor of love. It’s a practice.
I pull the weeds of:
- Judgment (as much of me as of others)
- Fear (move toward anxiety)
- Ostrich behavior (changing don’t see: doesn’t exist to being with what is)
- Shadow projections (bring it on home)
- Blame (bring that one home too)
- Urgency (there is plenty of time – step into the flow of Divine timing)
- Dis-ease and dis-harmony (bring awareness to it)
I feed and receive truth, integrity, beauty and presence by:
- Opening my senses
- Sowing seeds of happiness
- Engaging with dogs, cats and wild creatures big and small.
- Communing with trees
- Receiving the gifts of flowers
- Getting up close and personal with the world through the camera’s macro and telescopic lenses
- Cloud gazing
- Watching the sun rise and set
- Meditation and grounding daily, engaging soul, body mind spirit heart, and Divine Essence
- Remaining ever curious (Who is that person across from me, really? I look beyond my assumptions and I open to be with who he/she is.)
- Reading Rumi, Hafiz, David Whyte, Mary Oliver
- Cultivating magic and miracles
- Playing with messages from the Mystery
- Stargazing and contemplating infinity
- Watching the moon rise and set
- Walking a path of Beauty
- Receiving Grace
- Living in the question
- Singing the song that asks to be sung in the moment
- Falling into the silence that follows the song
- Listening to music, traversing the pathways of melodies and bathing in colorful harmonies
And you, dear reader, how do you cultivate wonder?
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