“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”– Socrates
My mind tends to drift.
This usually happens when I’m writing, or I should say instead of writing. Instead of writing, I just let my mind go off. Maybe I don’t write it down because it’s all too much.
I’ve been getting better about spotting when it’s happening and redirecting myself, but I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to count how many hours I’ve lost to staring at walls.
Apparently, this is a good thing, if we’re to believe today’s prompt from Five Minutes in the Morning – and there’s really no reason we shouldn’t.
It’s true that an immediate, specific issue requires a more direct focus of our attention, but when we give our minds the space to wander we open ourselves to the wonder of life.
Doing this often will allow us to see the magic of quotidian things, and it will punctuate your focus with curiosity.
Today, spend five minutes wondering. Five Minutes in the Morning suggests asking the questions who?, what?, where?, when?, why? and how?
Here’s what I wrote. Of course I got esoteric with it:
Who am I?
I am not a body. I am not a mind. I have a body & mind, but I am not these things.
What am I?
So much more than a meat suit. That’s merely the container for All That Is, like how a paper bag carrying curly fries from Arby’s isn’t all there is, & how the curly fries would still be delicious even if they were in a plastic bag or a boot.
Where am I?
On my friends’ couch, wrapped in the blanket they made me for my bday. I am loved. I am in a place of love.
Why am I?
To be the means thru which the Universe experiences personhood.
How am I?
Ready to drink my tea & continue with the day.
What do you wonder about, dear reader? Share your thoughts in the comments below!