As our new year’s resolutions wane and hot days on the beach seems far away, we may have lost our sense of awe. A new steady diet of wonder can help. Not like those diets that tell you to eat less and exercise more, this diet is to re-instill and rediscover the wonder of everything around us, and to find our spark of admiration for the beauty that resides in everything.

Where does wonder reside?

There is wonder all around us and when we live in wonder, it has a positive effect on us and our whole way of being. Take a moment and look around at the room, the furniture, outside the window, and at all the people and things within your vision. For just a moment, pause where you are, soak in the current state of the area around you, and pay special attention to your own state of being. There are patterns that have a universal appeal and they can be found virtually everywhere, like in the arrangement of branches along the stems of plants, of veins in leaves, and in the geometry of crystals.

Yet that is only the beginning of the majesty of wonder. Curiosity, wisdom, and humility are all beautiful and life’s experiences are full of wonder and awe. There is an opportunity to see your life as a never-ending invitation to explore the grace found in existence. Open yourself to the divine and walk your path easily like a child exploring the wonders of life. Your divine heart is wanting… yearning to be awakened to the beauty of living.

You are astonishing when, even though you are fearful to act, you accomplish your goal anyway. Confidence in yourself is the ultimate freedom, allowing greater spiritual development. Move past fears and limiting beliefs by embracing your authentic self, your higher essence. Release that which no longer serves, so you can move toward your destiny by breathing life into the wonder that is your true reality. Know the difference between just getting by in life and feeling an expanded sense of freedom to be a conscious being experiencing life. Release the wonder so it may weave a path of beautiful astonishment, a life of awakened existence.

When you drink in the flow of your inspiration and creative dreams, your life is in balance and you become a co-creator in the world of wonder. Let go and be yourself. Allow the messages of the universe to rise up and take form. Creating is always awe inspiring and it feels like dancing with your eyes closed; glide with the flow of authentic being, believe that the creative desires are there for your joy. Our abundant universe holds nothing back, and we have the potential to manifest a wonderful world with our loving intentions. Set creative intentions with care and receive the love, peace, and joy that is well deserved.

Wonder is not just a nice addition to the way we look at life—it has a purpose that plays a real role in the quality of our lives, and our mental state. There are studies that show patients heal faster when they have a view of beautiful surroundings in and out of the room. We are drawn to spaces that feel more natural and that inspire us. This week, decide to pay attention to your sense of wonder and find ways to consume it, just as you would anything that’s good for you. See and experience the wonder of life through enjoyment and participation. Take time to renew and honor playtime, to become receptive of Spirit’s message. Our level of happiness is based on how we choose to view and live life.

Express that light within, that unhindered truth of being, peace, and clarity. Radiate a vortex of calm strength, as you devour wonder. Show the beauty of your eyes as they are bathed in awe. No one has eyes like you, they are deep and authentic, instantly recognizable as your truth. Listen for someone else's truth, see how beautiful their truth is. There is always something valuable in another’s words. Listen to the world around you. Just like the vibration of empowering music, sound can lift us up to fly high above our circumstances, there is nothing more beautiful than the sound of laughter.

Compassion is also very awe inspiring. Imagine you are a part of a vast circle that includes everyone else on the planet, where everyone is connecting to their inherent light as they recognize the divine gift they have to share. Look at all individuals you meet, understanding that  each of them have a wonderful gift of their hearts to share. Feel the compassion within as it builds for each person. As you live with this new diet of wonder, you key into the wonder that life holds for us and your wonder unlocks and swings open the door of awe Your new diet provides a healthier way of “Being” .

David Bennett enjoys the retired life of a public speaker, author, teacher, energetic healer, and transformational life coach. He’s appeared on radio and television, including on Dr Oz,  Angels Among Us, NBC national news, and PBS. A Findhorn Press author, of Voyage of Purpose and A Voice as Old as Time scheduled August 2015.

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