Curiosity Brings Satisfaction
Updated August 20, 2018
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Cats are the most curious creatures. They creep up on something and watch it so intently. They want to touch and experience everything. They live life as a big adventure. We need to be more like cats. They are curious because it is how they learn.
Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.
– Sudie Back
Curiosity is the tool that can be used to open any door. It is the key to the lock. The starting point. It is the only way to both start and progress on the journey to self awareness.
The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy; and the greatest of these is confidence.
– Walt Disney
Curiosity keeps us engaged. Like adventurers, we discover new worlds and possibilities. We see things we never noticed before. Looking beneath the surface, entire new worlds and ideas open up before us.
It reminds me of Disney movies like “Honey I shrunk the Kids”. When the kids were miniature, blades of grass became like trees. Insects both hunted them and saved their lives. Everything they thought they knew about the backyard, shifted from this new perspective. That is what curiosity brings us, new perspectives. The ability to see something in an entirely new way.
The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it. Explore It. Poke at it. Question it and turn it inside out.
Like a charging station, curiosity gives us energy by bringing excitement into our lives. We spend energy being curious and exploring, and at the same time we are renewed by what we discover. It is like the infinity symbol going around and around and never ending. Each discovery leads us to another “what else is possible?”.
Be curious, not judgmental.
– Walt Whitman
Being curious requires that we have an open mind. That we be open to not only learning something new, but also to unlearning what we have outgrown. We also need to be open to relearning about things we thought we understood, but which take on new meanings as we dig deeper into them. We become like Alice in Wonderland and follow the rabbit down the hole, with no idea how many things in our life might be turned upside down. “What if” becomes a mantra.
Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea. The future belongs to the curious.
Creating a life filled with happiness and love starts with curiosity and self awareness – asking the right questions and not being afraid of the answers. Being 100% honest with ourselves, will produce insight into not only the problem that presents itself, but the solution that comes from a new perspective. It is about looking under the facades that fear creates, to delve deep and unseat that fear. When we approach every challenge in our life from a loving peaceful curiosity, “what then?”
I’m always curious to know about your past, because that’s the place from where you belong and it will let me know how you build yourself.
– Vishal Rastagi
I find personally that this is where the hard part comes, making a decision to put the solution into action and just doing it. Making the positive change usually means both stopping a practice and starting a new practice.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
– Dorothy Parker
This is where you change a “should” into a “must”. If you just think or say, “I should do this or that” nothing will happen. The should has to turn into a must, which has a vibration of action embedded into it. Isn’t it interesting to think about the fact that whatever is currently happening in your life that is causing stress, pain, and conflict – is in fact, part of what you came here to experience? That this thing is creating change in your life also helps you to fulfill your divine destiny? That it is awakening our soul to be able to gently touch the lives of others, to help them wake up to their own divine gifts?
Curiosity, especially intellectual inquisitiveness, is what separates the truly alive from those who are merely going through the motions.
– Tom Robbins
The “should” is like the lazy dream that never goes anywhere. The “must” is like the emergency vehicle speeding down the road with lights flashing and sirens wailing. Everyone gets out of the way, because you are on a mission that can’t be stopped. Following your passion is not for the faint hearted. It is not a recipe filled with simple ingredients and easy to read instructions.
It is hard work. You will fall down. You will want to quit almost every day. It will stretch you. It is a life path filled with obstacles. It will be one challenge after another. It is how you change and grow. BUT . . . , if you are willing to sacrifice all to your passion, it is the most fulfilling way to live life. Truly it is the only way to live life.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
– Amelia Earhart
There is an old saying, “if wishes were horses, then beggars could ride”. It highlights the difference between a “wish” and a “purpose”.
A wish has no power, no passion, no fuel to move it into reality. It never makes that decision to act.
Once you have that airplane in the air (the decision to fly implemented) then the rest is just follow through. This is where the curiosity fuels our passion and our passion fuels more curiosity. It is what moves us to not only start the engine, it also gets us to taxi down the runway. It is that intense desire to feel that experience of flight.
It is the curiosity to know that experience first hand, to not just be a passenger in our own life. It seeks ways to become fulfilled. It is why we saved every penny for flight school. It is why we studied when our friends were out having a good time. It is why we showed up for every flight lesson, even though our stomach was tied up in knots of fear that we could die. It is why we overcame the fears of what could go wrong, and focused on how to make sure that everything went right.
Life begins again in each new moment, in each new breath that is taken in and then released. When we truly live in the arising moment, this is where true happiness lives. It is how we create a meaningful life. By being so curious that fears voice is lost in the passion.