The Beauty of Radical Wonder

Photo by RoonZ nl on Unsplash

I have waxed lyrical in the past on the hypnotically dreamy childhood experience, in which hungry curiosity mingled with innocent delight. As children we encountered the world with fresh eyes, a thin slate of preconceptions, and shameless pleasure. As adults it is easy to to lose this somatic consciousness, this curious center-of-gravity that in our modern parlance we boil down to “living in the present”.

--

--

--

Medium’s center for scientifically-informed content.

Recommended from Medium

A Beautiful Nightmare

Do humans have superpowers?

What Every 20 Year Old Should Know

End of the Decade — Retrospection

Selective Cynicism — A Path for Healing

Self-Love: What it is, What it’s not, and Why it’s Important

It’s Time to Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Your Failures

Happiness = Feeling

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Lauren Reiff

Lauren Reiff

Writer of economics, psychology, and lots in between. laurennreiff@gmail.com

More from Medium

The Pursuit of Happiness Isn’t All It’s Cracked up To Be

The art of enjoying solitude

I Think You Should Stay Single — A Somewhat Vapid Essay Why

21 Reason: Why New Adventures Can Lead To A Better You! (pt. 1/5)

21 Reason: Why New Adventures Can Lead To A Better You! (pt. 1/5)
 “Som Dutt” on Medium https://somdutt777.medium.com