The purpose of this site, the essential reason that I’m here, is for me to introduce more wonder into my life. To prolong the wonder effect. To revel in it.
Truth be told, I’m a self-proclaimed wonder addict.
I do understand though that life isn’t always full of wonder. It can sometimes be straight up crap. But I want to focus more on the good feels. Not to ignore the shit. It serves a purpose too. But I choose to choose wonder more often than not. I’ve gotten in a bit of a rut feeling sorry for myself as late. I seem to be enduring an epic mid-life crisis that never seems to end so I’m hoping a steady dose of wonder will be the exact antidote I need to kick my crisis to the curb. And even if it doesn’t I don’t think my quest to bask in wonder will be in vain.
The one obvious way I intend to keep the wonder train going is this website. To write about my wonderings and also to create “Wonder Hits”. Short and sweet posts of what make me wonder and what I wonder at. Little reminders of wonderful things and perhaps even new ideas I’ve come across that strike a chord. Check out the Wonder Hits page for yourself here.
But I do have other things I do in my life to keep the wonder effect alive.
Random wonder inducing activities include:
–reading anything by Hafiz.
–staring up at the stars. And I live in Vancouver where it’s cloudy A LOT so I covet whenever I can actually see Orion’s Belt.
–travel. I’ve been prone to many a self arranged pilgrimages in my day. And I’m so good at them!!!
–workshops and talks by people I admire. Like Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, and Wayne Dyer. Goose bump giving!
–listening to Ella Fitzgerald on a Saturday morning.
–holding a baby.
Nothing out of the ordinary here. All pretty white bread stuff but it works so I’ll stick with it.
Now I get that I can’t always create the wonder and just have to be prepared for it. Be open to receiving it. And sometimes the best hits of wonder come this way. In the sunset that takes your breath away. In a Halls wrapper that you find on a hike that gives you inspiration when you least expected. Basically things that you couldn’t possibly have caused but that you can’t possibly forget.
How would you conjure more wonder in your life? Do you have any go-to’s? And how do you stay open to receiving a wonder wave?
Feel free to leave your response in the comments below.