In this short video, American author, professor, and philosopher Sam Keen briefly shares his thoughts on the two ways of wandering. One is as lost, which can leave us feeling diminished, desperate and in panic. The other way of wandering is with an outlook of wonder—like an explorer discovering a new territory.
In this example, we can see how our beliefs and perspective on life affects the outcome of our experience. If we feel helpless or victimized, we are more prone to panic and anxiety and can have difficulty achieving our goals. On the other hand, if we can meet a temporary sense of disorientation with wonder and curiosity, it can become an experience of joy and new possibility. This is because the conscious problem-solving mind is activated by awe, wonder and discovery and when that happens our brain automatically dumps oxytocin and dopamine into our blood. These are the ‘feel good’ hormones.
So if you find yourself, or the children in your life are feeling lost, stressed or overwhelmed and would like to experience more wonder, joy, and inner peace, we invite you to pick up a crayon, close your eyes, and explore with wonder and curiosity.
Exploring without your sight as your crayon wanders across your paper can help you strengthen your sensory awareness, shift mind states, and help you gain a deeper sense of self.
With this in mind, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way to help you explore your inner terrain in the process create a life that is more supportive of your authentic nature.