sacred lensTuning into wonder is a lifelong journey that transforms our ordinary days into an extraordinary life. The soul’s lens is composed of genetics, history and perspective. With conscious intent, we can open our eyes to all the little miracles in our midst.

As Wayne Dyer once said, “Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.”

Inspired by Wayne Dyer’s challenge, I have been incorporating a 3-step pattern into the rhythm of my days.

Observe. Wonder. Praise.

What if we embraced an intentional practice where we train our eyes to see, instead of glance? What if we observed daily blessings, amid our daily life?

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Nature offers us a shift in our attention, activating a natural spontaneous sense of wonder through the soft texture of milkweed and moss, the curve of antlers and gentle sway of rooted trees. The roll of thunder and array of colors as the sun rises always alters my perspective.

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What if we cultivate this skill (focusing on life’s treasures) and allow it to permeate our approach to interacting with others? What if we applied the same reverie and honored the spark illuminating our loved ones, neighbors, friends and acquaintances?

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What if it ignited our confidence to initiate more discussion, to build laughter bridges and to show up and listen to the story of others? Aren’t we all wired to build sacred connections?

Over and over, I have been accumulating evidence that the sacred things you hold dear are in the eyes of the beholder. What you see as sacred becomes sacred. Maybe the dance of life depends on our ability to sustain wonder and maintain a lens for everyday magic.

I hope your summer is full of magic and miracles.

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