Curiosity Brings Satisfaction

_Never lose a holy curiosity_Albert Einstein

Updated August 20, 2018
“Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret” – Unknown
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. You need to be more curious about life, like a cat.  Curiosity is how you learn.
“Be curious always!  For knowledge will not acquire you:  you must acquire it”  – Sudie Back
Curiosity is a tool that can be used to open any door. It is the key to the lock. The starting point. Curiosity is the only way to both start and progress, on the journey to your 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 you engaged. Like old world adventurers, you will discover new worlds and uncover new possibilities. You will see things you never noticed before. Like the book by Jules Verne and the several movie’s that have been made, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” going beneath the surface, entire new worlds and ideas will open up before you.
“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” – Skillshare.com
Like a charging station, curiosity gives you energy by bringing excitement into your life. You spend energy being curious and exploring, and at the same time you are renewed by what you discover. It is like the infinity symbol going around and around and never ending. Each discovery leads you to another journey of  “what else is possible?”.
“Be curious, not judgmental” –  Walt Whitman
Being curious requires that you have an open mind. That you be open to not only learning something new, but also to unlearning what you have outgrown. You also need to be open to relearning about things you thought you understood, but which now take on new meanings as you dig deeper into them.  You become like Alice in “Alice in Wonderland” and follow the rabbit down the hole, with no idea how many things in your life might be turned upside down.  “What if” becomes a mantra.
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 yourself, 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 fears create, to delve deep and unseat those fears.  Approach every challenge in your life from a loving peaceful curiosity of, “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 an old practice and starting a new practice.  It’s sort of like when you learn to ride a bike.  You start with a tricycle.  Then you progress to a two wheel bike with training wheels.  Then you progress to leaving the training wheels behind.  You could even progress to being a “trick” rider taking risks in doing jumps and flips.  In each case you leave something behind to progress to the next level of proficiency.
“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 that is creating change in your life, also helps you to fulfill your divine destiny?  That it is awakening your 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.
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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.
There is an old saying, “if wishes were horses, then beggars could ride”.  It highlights the difference between a “wish” and a “purpose”.
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A wish has no power, no passion, no fuel to move it into reality.  It never makes that decision to act.
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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 your passion, and your passion fuels more curiosity.  It is what moves you to not only start the engine, it also gets you to taxi down the runway, even though your heart feels like it is going to explode.  It is that intense desire to feel that experience of flight that creates the passion to move past the fear.
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It is the curiosity to know that experience first hand, to not just be a passenger in your own life.  It seeks ways to become fulfilled.  It is why you saved every penny for flight school.  It is why you studied when your friends were out having a good time.  It is why you showed up for every flight lesson, even though your stomach was tied up in knots of fear that you could die.  It is why you overcame the fears of what could go wrong, and focused on how to make sure that everything went right.
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Life begins again in each new moment, in each new breath that is taken in and then released.  When you truly live in the arising moment, this is where true happiness lives.  It is how you create a meaningful life.  By being so curious, that fears voice is lost in the passion of the journey.
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The first Saturday of every month we get together on Zoom to talk about our challenges, to encourage each other, and provide inspiration to continue on our individual journeys.  Be curious, come join us for the next conversation and become even more inspired to reach out and pull your dreams into reality.

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Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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