I am going to define WONDER so that you can better appreciate this entrance window into something deep and everlasting and not just stop at the word itself. Pause and consider this definition: Surprise with admiration, stirred with beauty, the unexpected, the unfamiliar driven by desire to explore and gravitate toward. Sounds like a recipe for abundant life. Combine, stir, let set and eat as desired?
When one is engaged, consumed or surrounded by wonder, they are said to be in a state of awe. When you take fear (of the unknown) and mix with reverence plus respect is how you get awe. Awe is wordless and is its own reward.
When wonder is making the rounds, it has a dynamic exclusive to its being which is the ability to summon attention to itself using grace. Mankind responds with curiosity, desire to explore fueled by a wanting to know. I was wondering is no myth but a gentle beckoning toward something wonderful....read on....
This is when you gravitate to explore toward something pleasurable, appears as delightful, with touches of marvel and feeling which we call admiration visits & ones cares either dissipate, or become of no effect or importance. Why? read on....
SOMETHING GREAT IS AT WORK
The majesty of the moment is visiting with you. Reverence drives this deep summoning gratitude & appreciation in a wordless way. We are beyond words, feelings and thought. The eternal know, the everlasting "what is" or the more familiar I AM is upon you and HE brings great and exceeding gifts with HIS visit
At the very early introduction of "wonder", before it purifies, it can be interfered with by doubt which in effect robs you of what is to come if you let it. The correct response at this stage is to just observe doubt at work or ask what is taking place (if you have to) and watch how the doubt falls away to make way for the greater
CREATED WITH WONDER
When mankind was created, all that beheld this event must have been in a state of awe and mankind itself slowly came to realize how exceptional it really is/was. How? Other lifeforms of all degrees, functions, shapes and sizes as well as known or unknown, visible to invisible provided the contrast. It became self-evident proving itself. The "know" at work. There is no greater communication than know
WORLD without WONDER?
Use the RRR or Richie Reverse Rule to validate. Take away wonder from life and you have an unremarkable event, plain and without boast. Sand or dust comes to mind. It remains but to what extent or purpose? Add wonder and OUILA!
We know there are lifeforms that are mundane never the less when examined have a type of respect if only for the fact there is a type of order at work as opposed to chaos which has little meaning except to be used & put to work
Consisting of remarkability, unusual or exceptional with a stand-out dynamic that testifies to itself. An amoeba, in its world probably is remarkable & even contributes to what is more remarkable but when compared to mankind not so much. Everything known or unknown has function (s) or purpose (s).
When you consider the earth, it alone speaks of itself beyond words & understanding. Yet consider that we take this marvel and cause it to spin or rotate making it do more (gravity) than just suspend in mid-air. Then we do something else i.e. we cause it to tilt which invites weather or four season dynamics in some places & two season dynamics in others. Compound wonderment, mystery & perplexity. ALERT: Don't ever become numb (disrespectful) to your surroundings
HERE'S THE MYSTERY MATH
Mankind is no accident. Far from it! We testify by our created existence to a Creator who delivered us and placed into a world of His choosing and pleasure. Much is required from us but we have fallen short of the expectation. We may be down at times, but not out thanks to the grace of God. Let us give thanks then