Are you Saying NOW to your WOW in Midlife?
And, my friend, this weird pandemic time in your life is the PERFECT time to focus on just this sort of thing.
You might be scratching your head (with your midlife gray streak) and asking yourself why?
Because you have more time to do so.
Time and space.
Even if you’re busy. Of course you’re busy.
But now…in this unusual phase of Corona life, things look a bit different, right?
Just a bit more downtime.
Fewer social commitments.
Less running around.
More homebased life.
It’s the perfect time to life life in radical amazement!
I learned this concept in the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
He said that the idea is to “get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomonal; everything is incredible. never treat life casually.”
Is this happening for you?
Or are you skipping the WOW.
It’s time for a change. Are you saying NOW to your WOW?
Be honest. Is there any AWE or WONDER in your life right now?
Are you making space for this kind of reflection?
For me, it’s really about the birds.
I have a solar powered fountain for my bird bath and that thing brings me so much joy.
Like a crazy amount of joy.
I can see the fountain from my desk and the birds just love it!
They take baths
They seem to socialize.
They hang with different types of birds too, like a little block party.
And I’ve even seen a bunch of birds and bees drinking water together at the same time.
But it’s so much more than that too.
It’s really about paying attention to what is truly awesome and wonderous TO YOU.
To daily practice.
To your thinking.
To what makes you smile, and ponder and be curious about.
And then ask yourself again, if you’re not doing this, or not comfortable doing this, why not now?
Do you see any value in it? If not, why not?
Do you think you’re too busy to stop and smell the flowers, or watch the birds, or be more patient with your mom/kids/partner?
Are you just confused and don’t know how to even find more awe and wonder?
You can make a choice to get busy with THIS. On purpose.
I like to call this MIDLIFE ON PURPOSE.
Grab this free worksheet to help you live your midlife in radical amazement too!
Learning this skill will absolutely change your life!