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When is the last time you wondered about something? Truly wondered about it? As in you didn’t go onto the internet to fact check?
Google has become the ever present fact checker in our lives, and for good reason. However have we lost the ability just to muse or wonder or daydream about stuff?
Wondering about things turns on the tap of our creativity.
Wondering leads us meandering down the garden path of what ifs.
Wondering opens up channels to possibilities, because anything can happen in our minds when we wonder about something.
What do you wonder about that you or Google can not verify, substantiate or confirm?
When is the last time you curiously speculated about something? If you can not remember the last time, why not?
During a brisk walk yesterday I decided to pose a number of un-Google-able questions.
- I wonder if that couple are on their first date?
- I wonder how far that man has run so far on his jog?
- I wonder if the people driving wish they were walking in the sunshine instead of driving?
- I wonder what they are grateful for?
- I wonder what it would be like to ride a skateboard?
- I wonder if that person I just passed is okay?
- I wonder what they are talking about over there?
- I wonder what inspires that woman?
- I wonder what it feels like to be them?
None of those things could be verified by an internet search. All of those I wonder statements were prompts for more I wonders which started to flow more organically.
Cultivating curiosity invites us to color outside the lines, think outside of the box and be open to possibilities, no matter how preposterous our ideas, conclusions or queries are.
Choosing a carefree state of mind allows us the joyful pleasure of balancing our thought energy. Consciously choosing to wonder about this that or the other may be inspiration, solution, idea, and break your mind was needing.
Therefore, I wonder if this will inspire someone to wonder?
I wonder what you will wonder about?
“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.” ~Dr. Seuss