Wonder is one of the highest states of consciousness. Wonder ignites our creativity. Wonder lights our soul.
Our best ideas come when we wonder, in a childlike way, what the answer could be, what our next steps could be, when we wonder what’s possible.
I invite you to give it a try.
When I was stuck in a life and career that I thought there was no way out of, I wondered how I could make the highest and best use of my time on this planet. I woke up with the idea that I am responsible for my world, I create my world, and if I want to change my world, I change my thoughts, and so I did.
When I was encouraged by others to document what I learned and share it with others, I developed the workshops. For the first ten or so presentations, I felt fearful and nervous (which isn’t like me). I wondered about that and woke up with “I am not presenting. I am sharing. Do not attach to the outcome. Everyone has a duty to test what they learn for themselves, follow the path or change the path.”
When I wondered what to call my work, which could be considered “out there” in the business world, to intrigue them, I woke up with the idea for Managing Thought®.
When I was asked to write the book, I wondered how others could hear this from ME. I was concerned that I didn’t have credentials on “thought management” and self-awareness. I woke up with ” Truth is truth. Sincerity is all that is needed. Gandhi was a lawyer. Teachers come from unlikely sources.”
When the first edition of my book was inexplicably delayed in the publishing process, I had thoughts of fear that someone else could beat me to the market with a book like this, and I woke up with, “There is no competition for your higher purpose.”
When I wondered how I could make my work available for free to those who might not be able to afford to buy my books or attend a workshop, I woke up with the idea for Page-A-Day and doing a PBS Show.
I have “wondered” my way through calculus and statistics classes, through grieving the death of my husband, through helping my parents through their life transitions, through what I say and do and write when someone asks me for guidance, through handling all kinds of opportunity and difficulty that comes my way. And I get my answers.
We all have the ability to wonder, in a child-like way and get our answers.
Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. Instead of needing to solve a problem or having to come up with a solution or not having any idea what to do or where to turn next, I invite you to re-invoke the state of wonder — and see what happens.
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