Experiencing Wonderment

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD

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What is Wonderment? Wonderment: n. Astonishment, awe, or surprise. Something that produces wonder; a marvel. Puzzlement or curiosity. [answers.com] You can only experience wonder when you allow yourself the freedom to lose yourself in the beauty and grandeur of the world around you. This takes a heightened degree of open-mindedness on your part, particularly if you feel pressured by society and religions dictates to maintain a serious façade.

As your spirit is aroused by the beauty and intensity you encounter, you need to remind yourself there is more in life than the mundane matters you attend to each day. Children younger than age five or six do not need to be reminded to see and enjoy the wonderment in life. Unfortunately by the age of five or six, children have experienced thousands upon thousands of edicts and admonishments to the degree they have adapted and conformed to family adaptations and cease to enjoy as freely in the sheer wonderment of their experiences.

With practice you can return to free spontaneous wonderment—your earthly experiences have the power to guide you toward a new area of insight. In addition, the awe you feel provides you with a degree of inspiration that helps you become more attuned to your spiritual side. As you increasingly enjoy your worldly wonders, you will discover that enlightenment can come into your existence in many forms.

The beauty of both nature and man-made objects can awaken your spiritual side, inspiring you to seek wisdom in ancient and mystical sources of knowledge. The enlightenment may be found in the elements of your life that first stirred feelings of awe within you—a walk in the woods, picking a wild flower, swimming in a lake, walking down a country road, sledding down a hill, climbing a tree. If you give yourself permission to bask in the beauty of your environment and absorb insight wherever you are, you will likely discover that life in all its incarnations is rich.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life. " Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Physical/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Recovery. As an inspirational leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to view life's challenges as an opportunity for Personal/Professional Growth and Spiritual Awakening. http://www.drdorothy.net


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