So, yesterday I posted about how addiction strips away the luster from life. Life just doesn’t seem to have it’s splendor, it’s punch, it’s sparkle, that brilliance or magnificence or grandeur anymore. It becomes dull and somewhat oppressive. You lose all your energy and childlike wonder.
That post has gotten me really thinking more about this–childlike wonder. I’ve been feeling it in little spurts in my life, but I want it back. I think of Peter Pan and how the message is that as children, they could fly to Neverland but as they became adults they lost their ability. I have lost my ability to fly, but every now and again I am remember the feeling and I catch wind of a little hint of what it was like. I want that experience again.
I found another video that I felt did a nice job with this subject. Take a minute to watch it and then I have a question for you that I think could be helpful to me and to others who read this post…
So, my question is: What specific activities do you do in your life to experience the luster and the childlike wonder? To someone like me, who is trying to leave off the destructive addictive habits I’ve built and replace them with good habits and hobbies, these answers are so valuable. I would really appreciate it if you would share thoughtfully.