Wonder is Discovery

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Living in wonder is living in the world of discovery. If you want to know something, then you have left the world of wonder. This can be confusing because often we say “I wonder“ and then ask a question that looks for an answer in knowledge. Yet, if you look at the question you ask, you might see that it is an opening to the state of wonder. You may wonder what makes the world go round, then go off and discover what does make it go around. We have a tendency to use the “I wonder” question as a beginning to asking something based on knowledge, something that doesn’t need us to go out and discover it for ourselves.

“I wonder” questions are born from “I don’t know” which means we are in the state of “the unknown” and are willing to discover for ourselves. If you already know something, you are not in wonder. You are in knowing/knowledge. Your mind is already too full, and often when presented with a full mind, it wanders off somewhere else.

In the domain of “knowing,” it is like you open a door and there is a room full of toys. You can go into it, wander around and play with all the toys. In the domain of “not knowing,” you open the door and it is completely empty. There aren’t even any walls. Even though the room is empty, it is full with wonder and discovery.

To open this door to discovery, you can add “I wonder” at the end of a question as it will open this door to discovery. For example, you could say “there is something growing in the backyard, I wonder what it is” and then go and discover what is growing in your backyard.

Doing “I wonder” psychologically, you could ask questions like “I wonder what it is that causes me to get angry every time my spouse asks me what is for dinner,’” or “I wonder what causes me to feel anxious when people show up late for a meeting.” To wonder is to observe something; to look at it from all angles.

Then you might care to take it to a broader context of just “I wonder what causes my anger,” and “I wonder what causes my anxiety.” Next, you could even take it to a broader context of by asking “I wonder what this entity called (fill in your name) is.” In each case the “I wonder” question opens you up to discovery and invites you to look at all possible answers. Wonder and discovery are what keep us moving and alive.

Sometimes we feel trapped in the words we use to define ourselves, such as, unworthy, vain, greedy, jealous, wife, mother, husband, father, or whatever words (contexts) we use. Now, you can remove yourself from the trap of words by seeing what the word is pointing to, go there and become it. Once you become what the word is pointing to, you no longer need the word because you are it, and you are no longer that word which defines you. You completed it and it dies.

To see you are the “world’s worst person” is the same as seeing you are the “world’s best person” because neither of two statements makes any difference. The only thing is to discover it without any feelings or judgments or opinions attached to it. For me, discovering my stupidity is great news. For that is a whole new domain of activity I can explore/discover and find out all about it.

About Edward Jones

Edward Jones, in 1979, had an experience of death ending in what he calls self-transformation. In modern terms, it has been suggested that it was a psychological death, "But if your ability to walk, talk, or think ends; and you return to consciousness, you will have had an experience of death. You will ultimately see that a psychological death would be experienced in the same manner as a physical death," he states. Unlike others who have had and speak of a transformation, Edward hand no idea of what happened to him during his four hour death experience. He'd had never delved into mysticism or any kind of Eastern thought, but what he experienced was exactly what millions have searched for forever. Edward calls it ecstasy--living with a new consciousness, one void of violence, stress, fear, and worry--being free. Edward was just a common ordinary business man who came face to face with all his failures in business, in marriage and all this world calls success. In facing that failure without excuse or reason and with truth, he came upon the source of all things. Because he had no previous knowledge of what had happened to him, he realized that he was the source of all that had happened to him. "There is a new consciousness born on the planet and it is available to you now." Edward relates this message in workshops, meetings, business, online forums and to all who come into contact with him. Edward carries this one message in his daily life: "There is no love on the planet, and that is good news because in realizing that, we can dispose of what we have been calling love, which is not love at all, and create the possibility of bringing forth Love, Truth, Intelligence and Creation to our war-laden manner of existing on this earth." Edward's books are not exactly fodder for the mind which is seeking success, money, stature, or security in this insane world. They are for the ones who care for internal peace for themselves and world peace for the planet. Edward died, and like the Phoenix he arose from the ashes of his old life to bring forth something new onto this planet. He discovered that is was a consciousness void of violence. It is our violence bringing us closer to the brink of destruction. Will we transform our lives, or will we self-destruct is the question that we need to ask of ourselves. Edward has devoted the last thirty years of his life bringing reaching out to people who are seriously considering the options before us.
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