In our workshop this past Saturday, In It for the Long Haul, facilitator Scott Van Camp spoke about the power of curiosity and wonder to help us through these difficult days. I was reminded of the times I would encourage coaching clients to wonder about a challenge rather than trying to figure out a solution.When we are in a state of wonder and curiosity, we are open to all possibilities. We don’t shut off a possible source of wisdom or practical solutions too soon.
“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with all things artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.”
― Rachel Carson
Taking this awareness of the power of wonder and curiosity into these next few intense months feels life-giving and anxiety-reducing. None of us know what will unfold for the rest of 2020 and beyond. Why not enter into these days wondering how it will turn out? Who knows? In our state of wonder, we just might find gifts we never could have imagined.
May the gift of wonder and the blessing of curiosity open you to positive possibilities and potentials you might have missed before.