You do not have to journey into the abyss of the Dark Night of the Soul to be graced by wonder. You have to unplug from the disenchanted world and be open to it, to make a space for it and to welcome it.
Arising in your senses, coming alive in your imagination, like a child, wonder arises from your innate curiosity about the impossibility, implausibility and awe-some adventure of life. As you open yourself to possibility, you experience the opening to an inexplicable vastness, an overwhelming profundity, an utter miracle and magic of life, of yourself, and of all that is. In the words of Jack Haas, “Wonder’ is the open freedom of the pure mind – the first and last pillar upon which the castle of the Spirit is built. It is the beginning and the end, the home and the journey there. (The Way of Wonder, Jack Haas)
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Wonder is a state of being, the spark of spirit within life. That spark awakens, ensouls and vivifies everything. Once experienced, life is never the same. It grasps anything and transforms perception.
The experience of Wonder
As you journey deep into its ever emerging possibilities, your eyes are renewed with experience and soul awash with curiosity.
You recognise and appreciate the mystery of your own being. A space within is opened and gratitude is nurtured, as you invite the wonderful and awaken to the sacredness of life. It prepares you to witness the transformation of the ordinary to the extraordinary as you remember what it was like to stand in childlike innocence and awe in the presence of sheer beauty, mystery and sacramental majesty of the world. To know wisdom is to be drawn you out of your ego mind and self-preoccupation, as your soul deepens and softens.
You can invoke this state by shutting down your rational mind and allowing yourself simply be at one with your actions and experiences. Impassioned, honest, straightforward, simplicity is the key to unlock this experience within you. The setting can be wherever you find yourself. There is no need to go somewhere special, since wonder is not the exclusive right of religious spirituality. It is present in the most banal and ordinary things in life. Going for a slow, contemplative walk, or gazing into the numinosity of heaven’s inky carpet, can open the door to Wonder.
Adapted from http://www.cosmicintelligenceagency.com/