“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.” ~Gerry Spence
It is very easy to share our opinion with attachment, or even righteousness. We believe our perspective is the truth, and we deliver it as such.
However, it is a real skill to share a point of view while still remaining open to others. We can do this by changing the tone of our voice to be warm or light. We can also use the child’s language of I wonder.
“Wisdom is in not knowing.” ~ Deepak Chopra
To be in wonder means to be open. It is an attitude of curiosity whereby we state our interest, and at the same time are open to not knowing the answer or outcome.
Children will often say:
- I wonder what is over there!
- I wonder what is under that…!
- I wonder where we can go next!
The next time you have an idea/perspective to share, substitute “We/You should..” with “I wonder…”. Perhaps you may say:
- I wonder if we could…
- I wonder if we did it this way…
- I’m wondering what would be possible if we…
As you share from a place of wonder, others will be more inclined to open to your words, and thus receive you from their own state of wonder as well.
“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.” ~John O’Donohue
Have a Playful Monday!
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