The other morning, I went into the garage to let my dog back into the house. Being fall, the sun is coming up later and it is still dark when he goes out. My grand daughter asked if she could go with me to bring him in because she wanted to shine her little flashlight outside for him to see his way (so darn cute).
After calling him to come to us she quietly said to me “what is that?” Looking around I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary so, I of coursed asked what she was talking about and she pointed to the sky. “what are those?” Looking up, I realized she didn’t know what the stars were. She is 3 and goes to bed early in the evening. I explained those are “stars, just like we read about in your books”. She excitedly ran in and told her brother there were stars in the sky, so he came running to have a look and then called his mother to come see. It was a moment of complete awe and wonder as they realized that they were really seeing the stars for the first time.
It never ceases to amaze me how intrigued or astonished children are by learning new things. We as adults had our day of seeing those things for the first time and it often feels like we take them for granted and no longer look at things with amazement or wonder, and I find that sad. But, I also think that is something we can reverse.
I recognize how I’ve lost sight of the little things in life. Seeing how a simple set of stars can light up a soul and create wonder was a marvelous thing to witness. It made me look at myself to see how I am viewing the world. It could be because I spend a good amount of time with my grandchildren and watching this process of discovery that I too am seeing things differently, with more wonder or maybe as I grow as a soul, through study and meditation I feel like those moments of wonder are coming back to me. Either way it is something I truly appreciate.
Jesus said to come to him “as a child”, and it feels like I have a better understanding of those words now. I want to see the world without so many preconceive ideas, with less judgement, and with a fresh outlook so I too can enjoy more of what’s around me. It feels like I have missed out on a lot of good moments, or ideas because I had already made my mind up as to how things are. I don’t want those limitations and I know only I have the power to change that.
Law of Attraction tells us that what we focus on is what we create and knowing this I have been working to change the way I think about a lot of things. If those changes mean regaining a sense of innocents and amazement I will happily continue to do the work.
I am curious to know how many of you have experienced similar shifts in your perception and what you did to bring that about? Even the smallest of things can change our thoughts and opinions and I am grateful to hear what you have to say.
In grace, Robin Rose