Monday, December 16, 2013

Celebrations of Wonder 11


The Wonder of Wonder - 1
 

We all know that the holiday season is that time of year that seems to most easily inspire a sense of Wonder in the hearts of children everywhere. But why is it that in growing-up, that magical, miraculous sense of Wonder seems to be left behind?? 
Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express, refers to adults who cross over into adulthood without losing their sense of Wonder in saying, 

We should envy them. The inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as failure in logic, or even gullibility, but it’s really a gift. A world that might have Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.”
 

To that I say … “Bravo!! Hear, hear!!” And to you I say … 

Among the most important qualities necessary to reclaim one’s creative power and to keep the creative process itself vibrant and free is the magic and miraculous aspects of the sense of Wonder…
So, at this holiday season … and then every day for the rest of your life … do whatever it takes … whatever you can, …if only in the teeniest, tiniest of ways … to remember the Wonder that is always surrounding you … the Wonder that can always be found if your eyes are open and your heart receptive …
 

And then use that as the spark to ignite your creative expression … and let it take whatever form it may choose to take … 






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