Recently, my daughter came to talk to me while I was scribbling away on my whiteboard. I drew a cloud with the word “wonder” written in it, then I gave her my whiteboard markers and asked her to draw what the mood of wonder meant to her. Below is what she drew:
I was quite impressed by her interpretation, which I think is saying that we can start off in a way of being that may not be resourceful and, by shifting to a mood of wonder, we can potentially shift to a way of being that is more resourceful. In the less resourceful way of being, we may be operating from anxiety, for example, and all that may be available to us is lashing out as depicted in the photo. In the more resourceful way of being, we have access to other actions, such as making a request to meet whatever may be missing for us.
So, for this Talkback Tuesday, I would like to invite you to reflect on the following:
- What does the mood of wonder mean to you?
- What moods do you enjoy operating from, and what do they make available to you?
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