Do you wonder?

My sister gave me this gift for Christmas. It has found a beautiful spot on my kitchen window where I am reminded daily of how I hope to live.

FullSizeRender.jpegI wonder if you have learned the art of wonder?

I have learned that when I take time to wonder, I enter a conversation with curiosity and an invitation to explore something unknown.

I have learned that when I take time to wonder, I must listen carefully and experience deeply. I must find a way to be present with myself and with whomever I am sharing time with. I also know the feeling when I am not wondering, not very engaged and not very present. If that has been me in conversation with you, please accept my apologies. 🙂

I have learned that when I take time to wonder, I hear more than your words. I listen to your body language and your eyes. I am so grateful for the spaces where I am choosing to wonder, for it is in those spaces that I have the most significant chances of hearing your heart.

Wondering is an act of compassion and discipline. When I take time to wonder, I must block out distractions, set my phone aside and offer my full attention to whomever I am sharing time with at that moment.

I am grateful for this gift and how it reminds me of how I want to live in the presence of others. I am thankful for those who have wondered with me. I believe that wondering and curiosity can create the foundation for sharing sacred spaces with someone who cares.

I wonder if you learned the art of wonder?