Wonder walks give you many delightful opportunities to discover awe while walking. One way you can search for awe through a wonder walk is by looking for something that brings you peace.
At the beginning of your walk, it’s helpful to pray, setting an intention to experience peace and awe as God leads you. Walking with Jesus brings ultimate peace. He promises in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Meditating on that verse can help you experience the wonder of God’s presence with you.
Snowflakes fell steadily as I walked along a community recreation path. They poured out of the sky and twirled like tiny ballerinas with feathery grace in the air before settling on the ground. Snow covered everything in sight like a giant blanket, softening the prickly needles of evergreen trees that lined the path and slowing down traffic on a nearby road. The world around me seemed kinder and gentler than it had before I began walking. Savoring the crunching sound of snow and ice underfoot, I took each step in a rhythm that soothed my mind. In that peaceful state, it was easy to notice the wonder around me – from the beauty of sparkling ice crystals to the whooshing sound of the wind. Awe enveloped me as completely as the snow did, giving me the gift of peaceful transcendence while I walked.
Feeling peace helps us relax, which helps us notice the everyday miracles around us and experience awe.
Learn more about wonder walks in my book Wake Up to Wonder.