Risk Curiosity!

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

― e.e. cummings

We can risk curiosity!  Isn’t that a wonderful way to put it?

To risk curiosity, we have to believe in ourselves, have faith in ourselves.  And for me, when I am living by The Seven Tools of Transformation, curiosity is an essential ingredient.

When I am looking for inspiration to ignite my curiosity, I go visit my friend my friend Becki Ginsberg Saltzman’s website, Living Curiously.

Becki works with people who want to learn to use curiosity strategically to make better decisions, generate new ideas, and live more fulfilling and adventurous lives.

Becki is not the only one who recommends risking curiosity.  In her talk on Super Soul Sunday, Elizabeth Gilbert suggests taking passion off the table and pursuing curiosity.  So many of us believe we should always be following our passion, and sometimes that gets us stuck. What is my passion? we ask.  But if we get quiet and ask ourselves what we feel curious about, sometimes that can lead us to places we never imagined.

Please take the time to watch this short video of Elizabeth Gilbert, and think about what you are curious about.

 

 

I’d love to hear about what you are curious about today. And as always, thanks for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.

 

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6 thoughts on “Risk Curiosity!

  1. To avoid being pegged as too serious, I will raise the question about e.e. cummings so often asked: Was he curious to see how readers would respond to poetry without capital letters and punctuation? I feel blessed to be generally curious enough that I am never bored and almost always find conversation with others interesting. I actually find time with myself interesting even if uncomfortably challenging at times. I am mindful of a remark by Abraham Heschel in his wonderful book WHO IS MAN:
    “I AM” is a marvel, a source of astonishment. One can never recover from the surprise of just being here and now.” What a kick to start each day like that.

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    • Blessed to be curious – absolutely. And I too find tme with myself interesting and even challenging at times. What a gift it is to FINALLY embrace that challenge instead of try to numb it out.
      Thank you for taking the time to respond Scott. I appreciate it so much.

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