My, What Big Eyes You Have!

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“Yes! Big Eyes!

Very big because they are full of wonder! That is my center. It is what I was born with. Eyes that have always seen the wonder in everything! Eyes that see the lights and the trees and the magic in the air. This wonder is what I put into the world – and, what I protect in children. It is what makes me a guardian. It is my center. What is yours?”
– The Rise of the Guardians

We all are magic. It surrounds us all and dwells within each molecule of our being. In our minds, in our bodies and in our spirit. We all, at one point or another, have been filled with wonder, but we have an unfortunate tendency to lose that wonder… that kind of magical sight. If you have been feeling a little lost lately, wandering in the abyss of everyday life, try reconnecting with your inner self and your inner child using the steps below:


  1. Meditate/Nature Walk – Do a quick meditation or go for a walk in nature. You’ll be reconnecting with yourself and the ground beneath your feet. These simple acts will help you to align your minds and allow you to open up to your own self. Sometimes we put up guards that even we ourselves can’t penetrate.
  2. Get a sheet of paper and fold it in half, long ways. On one half, write down your answers to steps 3 and 4. On the other half, your responses for step 5. 
  3. Write down what you see true wonder in. What do you believe your center is?
  4. Describe yourself in one sentence. Only allow yourself about 5 minutes to write your sentence. Also, write down what you think is your weakest and your strongest trait is.
  5. Ask those closest to your heart to describe you in one sentence. Also, ask what they think your weakest and your strongest trait is.
  6. At the bottom, write down how are you are honoring that wonder you see. If you aren’t honoring it, write down what you could do to honor it. 


Are your own answers about yourself consistent with what others said/wrote about you? Are you happy with both sides? Do you believe that the characteristics and traits of your character written on both sides serve your highest good? Do you think they serve others’ highest good?

Sometimes how we act isn’t isn’t congruent with who we think we truly are or want to be. Others may see a side of you that you didn’t realize you were exuding. The exercise may seem silly when reading it, however it really is helpful to see these insights written down and no one needs to see it but you. It will facilitate a closer, more deep connection with yourself and will help you to become the person you envision yourself being. 

How are you supposed to see the wonder and beauty in anything, when you can’t see it in yourself? Once you do, you will see the world with eyes as big as the galaxy. 


The Mulberry Memoirs 🙂


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