It is easy to forget about the inherent beauty of the world – the magnificence of everyday moments.
Wonder is ever present all around us. If we could just change our perspective we can begin to view the world with a sense of awe and mystery. We look at things with a with childlike joy and excitement.
If only we were a bit more present we would open ourselves up to the beauty of the world around us.
Below is a poem I wrote about the experience of wonder, originally published on my blog A Life of Virtue.
If there is anything that I feel that I need to preserve as I grow old, it is wonder The ability to find awe in the mundane, the seemingly bleak trenches of everyday existence How is it that a child is to able to see the sublime in the routine? To look at the ordinary and see what is extraordinary To paint the world with their vivid imagination To have boundless curiosity radiate through their being During a walk on a cool summer morning, my attention is suspended by the rising sun piercing through the hazy clouds Wonder emerges as I see the birds gliding through the sky, singing ecstatically Soaring effortlessly into the horizon, they find reprieve in the towering trees Riches, wealth and power all pale in comparison to the awe and bliss found in Nature As I shed the veil of adulthood, I see the world once again as a child A world of wonder A world of infinite possibility
Where do you find awe or wonder? Do you revel in curiosity about the mysteries of everyday experience? Perhaps you have had experience in nature or on a trip that shifted your outlook or perspective in life.
Let me know if the comments.
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