I know it doesn’t always seem like it, but Louis Armstrong was on to something when he sang his signature song, “What a Wonderful World.” First off, I can never listen to the song without a smile naturally playing across my features and feeling a bit lighter—feeling full of hope. There is much opportunity hidden in plain sight within the world of wonder.
Why, just posing the question, “I wonder if ________,” opens up a world of possibilities. These possibilities exist in the nebulous, tidal world of energy. At least, that’s their beginning—their core or existence. After all, did many of us not emerge from a glimmer in our parents’ eyes?
You may never be able to fix that piece of equipment if you don’t first wonder if you need to take it apart or at least undress it in your mind’s eye. Only then can you see the culprit rather than wondering if it’ll ever be the same.
I use these basic examples, because so much begins within the world of wonder. I ask you all to suspend disbelief and ask sometimes tough questions like: I wonder what my life would be like if I ceased listening to that dips*** at work? I wonder if my next performance review may turn out better? Bosses, ever wonder if you were more consistent in your performance reviews, you might have happier, more productive employees? Good employees, much less any employees, are hard to find right now.
I frankly wonder if wonders never cease. I feel they don’t if you allow your eye to wander past the mundane. For not all who wander are lost.
Ever wonder if your seven chakras translate into your personal seven wonders of the world? Wonder if you stayed home more (in the larger sense) rather than running for the sake of running. Wonder if you used your creativity in a different manner. Wonder if you used your will power to see things through rather than force a square peg into a round hole. Wonder if you asked for clarity of vision to distinguish square pegs from round holes. Wonder if you gave your heart to those that truly appreciate it. Wonder what your relationships would look like if you chose your words more carefully and listened to respond rather than sticking to a dialogue you want someone, anyone to hear. Wonder what all comes into play to make the hair on your head stand on end.
Then wonder what the seven wonders of the world are in your own opinion, not some list comprised by others. Sure, it could include the pyramids in Egypt, but it could also be your child’s laugh.
I don’t ever like adding more shoulds to lives already full of arbitrary rules, but I feel a real unburdening of the soul comes from ceasing the endless wondering of what motivates the s***heads of our lives. Does it make them any less an a**hole? Of course not, but it does release you from making excuses for the inexcusable. In that vein, wonder if bullying weren’t part of your daily existence. In this instance, I actually am referring to the bullies too. You know deep down who you are. Perhaps wonder what’s broken within that gives that delightful release in the dragging down those perceived as weak. Just because you began life in a certain way, doesn’t mean it has to end with the same limiting attitudes.
Wonder if you have a soul mate for each walk of life—each alternate reality. Make more heartfelt choices in your life rather than wondering about the choices of others and you may find a world of wonder in more pleasant/productive soulmates. Have you never outgrown or drifted away from some you never thought you could live without?
No surprise here, but why don’t you wonder if meditation were part of your daily? And be pleased to find plenty of wonderment if you do limit this meditation to 15 minutes. For the novice to attempt more than a short time span is to discover frustration and angst within the ethers of wonder. Focus on the wonder of breath and allow wonder to pass freely by your attention as a predator passing up unworthy prey.
Pray for wonder in your life. It builds belief in something that has always been within, yet we have deftly placed it out of our own reach. In the words of Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” As with energy work, wonder is only limited by how much you limit your imagination.