Wonder doesn’t pay the bills. It’s a waste of time. What does it get done? It just keeps us in our heads.
Actually, it does the complete opposite. Living in wonder allows us to be present, squash judgement, and believe in the impossible.
Remember when you were a kid and you were curious about everything? How things worked. What would happen if you did this, touched that. You wanted to know the stories behind people’s scars. You had so many questions and there wasn’t enough time in the day to find all the answers. To live meant to explore and the world was huge.
As we got older, we started to find answers. If not, we made up our own conclusions. We learned that the world was not fair. Disappointment set in and sanded down our curiosity which now came with consequences. So we stopped asking questions. We accepted what was handed to us. Our dreams became blurry, our knuckles white, and the world very small.
Maybe it’s time we go back to looking at life through a new lens, the ones we had on before, before the heart breaks, “set backs”, and that loud voice that reminds us what we can’t and keeps us inside our little plastic bubble. This doesn’t mean to act like a child. It means approach everything, including dreams and especially people, with curiosity, a raw thirst to learn and explore. Focusing on the experience rather than the expectation, the impossible rather than what you have chosen is not.
What would that look like if we did that?
The world would be big.
And your potential will skyrocket.