Wonder is the invisible component of transformation. It is a special kind of consciousness, an expanded state that involves both the mind and the heart. It focuses the mind on generative Being, and produces a subtle thrill throughout the mind and body, as perceptions of and connection to the Cosmos emerge in experience. Wonder opens the mind to Being, and the body to experiences of depth and sacredness. If the state persists for any length of time, it will create experiences of mystery and infinity. It opens the eyes. It opens the heart. It generates gratitude, as we contemplate the grace cascading upon us, and perceive ourselves in a context of Vastness. It causes us, for a moment, to step outside of our separateness and open ourselves to the Cosmos.
Wonder is vastly under-rated. It is not usually considered in the list of human experiences that we consider to be important states in life, such as love, compassion and joy. It deserves more of our attention, however, because wonder is a unique door opening, a portal to connection with the invisible, living, generative Field of Being that surrounds us and sustains our life on this Earth. Wonder is, in the moment, a heightened sensitivity to the miraculous that enfolds us every moment that we are alive. It lifts us out of our torpor. If we can wake ourselves from our sleep, we will find ourselves living in a perpetual state of wonder.