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    Googly on the Wow moment

    Dear Googly. I've noticed that you seem to be in a perpetual state of Wow. Is this Wow similar to the Now? Can you share with us how one can experience the wow in the now...let's call it the wownow or nowwow.


    Googly: Well now. Or perhpas I should say wow now. Before I begin, let me just say that it does help to have a pair of googly eyes to begin with. One advantage of being a puppet. But that said, everyone and anyone can access this state of wow with or without googly eyes..and yes the wow is most profoundly felt in the now. So when you bring yourself back into the present moment, into the now, then you have a direct connection to wow. 

    One of my favorite practices is to behold something that I know I like. Pick something easy, like a photo of chocolate cake with walnuts in it, or a BLT or the view out your kitchen window, or a tree that you love the look and feel of. Now go ahead and let youself behold this image or this living thing. I say behold because it has a different sense than looking...beholding something means you are including your heart in the looking. This is why you pick something that you know you like, because it is easier to 'look' at something you like from your heart. 

    So behold the chocolate chip cookie, or the oak tree, or the view from your kitchen window and relax. Take some deep breathes in and out and just relax your eyes and tell yourself that this is the most important thing you could possibly be doing right now. Your beholding of what is before you right now is of utter import, a matter of national security, it is the only thing that matters really because you are placing your full attention here. And where ever your attention is placed is where you are. 

    So the only thing you are doing is looking with your heart at something you like and relaxing into it. Breathe and just notice. Notice without deciding. Just notice yourself and notice what you are looking at. 

    The amazing thing is after a while of this you just naturally come into a state of Wow. You might not even notice it as wow at first. Wow has a way of sneeking up on you. So just be easy with it. Nothing forced. Just behold and be. Breathe and notice without deciding. 

    You can do this with almost anything or any situation. After a while you can even behold things that you might not 'like'. If you simply behold them as they are and look at them with your heart without deciding, you may find that something inside you begins to shift. A space of wow shows up without you even trying. 

    Give this a try and see how it goes. Have fun with it and start with something easy. 

    Happy wowing!

    and thanks for asking. Puppets like to be of help!

    Jani: thanks Googly. 

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