The Blog

A Compelling Case for Wonder

Feb 08, 2023

After having endured a global pandemic and being chronically wonder-deprived, it's time we brought back wonder; the cheapest and most accessible way to feel good, stay curious and feel inspired.

When we are wonderstruck, we're transported out of our day-to-day into altogether more enticing place of imagination and limitless opportunity. Wonder creates a bridge between the ordinary and the extraordinary; reminding us that we are part of something truly mysterious and unique. From that place, everything is possible.

Where most mindfulness practices aim to get us to a place of neutrality, the sensation of wonder is uplifting and expansive.

Consciously cultivating wonder, either with individuals or teams is the most transformational practice out there. When we are in a state of wonder, our box of beliefs is opened and stirred and we're more conducive to change and new perspectives.

When we experience wonder, our bodies release dopamine and stimulate the release of other hormones and neurotransmitters, such as oxytocin and endorphins. These are associated with feelings of bonding, connection, and happiness. Together, these hormonal responses can help to create a powerful and positive emotional experience that can have a lasting impact on our physical and mental health.

It's also a vital component of human curiosity. It drives us to seek out answers to questions and to explore new and unknown territories. 

When we are filled with wonder, we are often in a state of heightened awareness and sensitivity to the world around us. This can foster a sense of connection with ourselves others AND our environment. Studies have shown that experiencing awe renews our sense of responsibility towards each other and the world.

In short (and I can talk about this for days!), cultivating wonder is a powerful and transformative tool that is available to all of us. It is the foundation of human curiosity, a powerful connector, an easy gateway to transformation and the spark that ignites the flame of creativity and imagination. 

At Wondr, we create powerful containers for connection and transformation. Whether you are a group or an individual, we’re here to help you meet your magic, with wonder as a gateway.

For a playful initiation into wonder, try our 21 Days of Wonder here