When anyone spoke about wonder, I often felt this was more a domain for writers and filmmakers as fiction writing/film making requires them to step outside the real world and wonder and stretch the boundaries of their imagination to create fascinating stories for us.
Recently I came across this amazing post on Facebook – “Being Human” by Naima Penniman. Viewing this video post, I realised how one can use their wonder to pen down the reality of life or the infinite blessings we are showered with.
Wonder is often beyond logic and reasoning. One who can imagine the wonders of everything we are blessed and endowed with begins to see life in a completely different perspective. Wonder dissolves the Ego within ourselves and makes us just like a child from within. Only if we wonder, can we take the first step towards reality.
In this stunning spoken-word performance, poet and “freedom-forging futurist” Naima Penniman celebrates the wonders of the natural world and humanity’s connection to it.
I recall Rene Descartes quote here – “ Wonder is the first of all passions.” As parents and teachers let’s endeavour to keep the ‘wonder alive’ in our children.