Amber Rae is an author, artist, and global voice for emotional wellness and personal growth. She sets out in this paperback to sing the praises of wonder and to ponder both the usefulness and the drawbacks of worry. She calls the book part master class, part memoir, and part map.
Worry brings us down, fueling out doubts about ourselves, feelings of unworthiness, and negative beliefs about ourselves. Wonder lifts our spirits, enabling us to see ourselves more clearly through courage, curiosity, and compassion.
Rae quotes don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements where he observes, "What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."
There is no need for us to put ourselves down. There are specific ways to avoid toxic worry and unlock our gifts. For example, try this journal prompt:
"Let's get real. What habit gets in the way of your creativity and power? How do you numb yourself? What is the payoff? What do you plan to do about it?"
When we learn to capitalize on wonder, we can travel a new and daring path: "Enough is always there, waiting for you to play with the possibility of it being true."