This is a place dedicated to wonder. A place where people connect with that which makes them come alive. Where authenticity is the only prerequisite and a life of joy, curiosity, creativity, fulfillment, aspiration, contribution, and social transformation are the goals.

I want to create a life filled with wonder and I want to help others do the same.

The definition alone fills me with inspiration: “A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable (Noun). To think or speculate curiously (Verb).”

“We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.” – E. Merrill Root

Cultivating more wonder in our lives will also create a greater capacity for empathy. When we are open to wonder, we will be less likely to judge or criticize others and be more capable of listening with understanding and appreciation.

I am committed to:

  • living in harmony with people and nature
  • following the voice of intuition
  • pursuing the things that make me come alive
  • contributing to others’ well being
  • working towards social justice
  • seeing and listening to others emphatically
  • being fully present to the here and now
  • working to create a sustainable society
  • owning less
  • being authentic
  • cultivating gratitude

UPDATE: I no longer write on this blog and am currently devoting my time to offering trainings and coaching on Compassionate Communication, see my new website Inviting Compassion.


With much warmth and gratitude for the opportunity to share myself with you,

Karl R. Smerećnik


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1 alissasart July 21, 2011 at 17:48

This is a lovely and rich place to visit and learn and be inspired, thank you for your beautiful contribution to the path and process of living creatively.


2 stepintowonder August 17, 2011 at 17:30

Hi Alissasart, thanks for your kind words. Great to have you hear!


3 Valerie November 11, 2011 at 19:49

I am very inspired by what you are committed to. I resonate with all of it. I am using this day, 11/11/11, to encourage myself to live my life this way even when I experience self doubt.


4 stepintowonder November 12, 2011 at 14:23

Hi Valerie, I am so glad to hear that you have found inspiration here. I would love to hear any feedback you have on this site and what things you want to see more of here. Best wishes staying encouraged and hopeful and I look forward to keeping the conversation going!


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