Nothing Short of Intoxicating
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“Wonder” rises within us when one or more of our senses suddenly encounter a surprise event, triggering feelings of joyful amazement that is so profound it is difficult to put into words. Often surprise encounters such as this result from larger processes that are too complex for us to envision before we are treated to the result. We simply respond with awe and wonder.
For example, “rain” is often referred to as a “Wonder of Nature”. Most people tend to enjoy a rain shower for how it is perceived by our peripheral senses; the way it sounds as it falls in a puddle, the sensual feeling of droplets meeting bare skin, the array of visual treats it provides, such as a downpour on one side of the street while the other remains perfectly dry, and what about those magnificent rainbows?!
Living in the Desert Southwest USA, where it rains only about 25-30 times per year, the smell of moisture meeting dry desert air is nothing short of intoxicating. It is not uncommon for us to see 100 days in a row of nothing but sunny, warm, and very low dew points until monsoon season arrives abruptly mid July and often sub-zero humidity levels rise in the blink of an eye completely transforming the desert floor, over night, from hues of brown and dark yellow to vibrant, lush green. And yes, over night, no exaggeration here. Wild creosote is the quickest to respond by throwing up hoards of tiny bright yellow flowers that dot the desert floor and mountain sides.
f you have ever smelled freshly watered creosote, it is the sweetest, most alluring fragrance that permeates the entire valley and forever leaves me in a state of wonder, awe, and amazement.
~ Randall Corley
When you remember...
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I wonder. I wonder, oh do I wonder, while I stare in beauty and awe. This world is such a beautiful place if only we took the time to find the wonder in our own silence. How lucky we are to call this beautiful world our home.
Through the eyes as of a child the awe is infinite. If only we allowed ourselves to drop the wall of judgement than we can experience that wonder all the time. For when you remember what you are here to explore, only than can you appreciate the fact that the act of looking is what gives you something to see.
We are here to observe, so observe we shall. My advice to you would be to wonder, oh wonder oh my you wonder while you appreciate this beauty and awe. ~Mike
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If it was not for Wonder, I would be dead. Or would I? I often wonder this. I wonder about my day as I wander in the depths of my senses and knowledge. If it was not for being able to wonder I surely would be lost. Or would I? I wonder would we learn anything new and evolve if one did not wonder about one’s own existence.
Wonder is one of the best experiences one can have. With help from any of its friends, Who, What, Where, Why, When and of course How, many things can be achieved. When a connection is created by any of these friendships, a close relative, Gratefulness is welcomed by Wonder every single time. It’s a beautiful world we live in, with such close pals to go on journeys with.
Not even needing to leave the house! You can be anywhere and create fantastic things within you. These creations live in the house of Manifestation on the road to Now. I wonder how you’re feeling right now, and what you’re thinking. I wonder why I’m curious to know, and where will these thoughts lead me to next. I wonder who we will become as we continue to wonder about our experiences.
I wonder when there will be holidays to appreciate such powerful abilities of the mind. Wonder is the brush that dips into the colors of questions, and brings life to our museum of thoughts. I wonder what giant masterpieces we could create together.
~ Elliott Alan L. Dunn
WONDER NO MORE
Expressions of Wonder
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The word wonder can express many things. Whether it be awe, doubt, or speculating curiously. In the end, it's up to whoever is perceiving. So let this conception share it's individual message of the description wonder is expressed in.
Wonder takes place in all that life shares. Shown through the good and bad objectives. Can one not contemplate the destruction that consists within their life?
Or even ponder the moment that gave all one could wish for? The act of wondering opens the mind to all the potential one moment can bring. Allowing the chance to experience more than one opportunity.
That could come from the things which brought this wondering. Wonder brings a chance to open one's mind to the limitless possibilities of each moment that we perceive.
~ Joshua Morace