WHAT IS THE ‘WONDER EXERCISE’?

A practical start to our day to day lives…

 

This practice is about returning to a safe space: being held by the world around us and loving it, equally, in our turn.

 

Our world can sometimes seem strange.  We can forget that we aren’t alone….  Every day (sometimes every few hours) I fall back in love with our world through this practice.  I renew my relationship with all of the other life forms around me (animal & botanical) and start again, from an anchor of love, for all the world around me and for myself and my place in it…

 

THE WONDER EXERCISE…

 

 1. Choose a life form (a tree, a flower, your dog or cat, or even just a picture of any other person/being/species). 

 

 

 2. Allow all of the words and names given to that life form to float out of your head, starting with the most specific and leading up to the most vague.  For example…  If you’re looking at a rose, allow the word ‘rose’ to float away and then you are left with ‘flower’; allow ‘flower’ to float away and then perhaps you are left with ‘plant’; allow any possible description (however generalised) to fade from your mind until your mind can think of no more names…  Now, that ‘rose’ will come alive for you.  You will see the ‘rose’ as a miracle of existence.  You will realise that you know nothing truly about the ‘rose’ in front of you or truly how 'it' came into existence, to share this wonderful moment with you.