Curiosity Brings Satisfaction
“Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret” – Unknown
“Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it” – Sudie Back
“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” is all about going beneath the surface, where 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
“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.
Approach every challenge in your life
from a loving peaceful curiosity of,
“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 built 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.
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
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”.
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 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.
It is the curiosity to know that experience firsthand, 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.
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.