“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.” — Albert Einstein
The place to begin to improve your world is in your own heart, head, and hands. So, what are you curious about? Just as the seed of health is in the illness, the clue to living a passionate life with purpose is revealed in the things you are curious about. In fact, it is mainly curiosity that makes a human being an expert in a certain field of knowledge. Movie stars to inventors, astronauts to royalty, saints to musicians, artists to pioneers, all possess curiously intriguing qualities that we often admire and respect. Where would we be without them?
When was the last time you were really curious about something? What was it? If you followed it, where did it lead you?
Curiosity is an innate trait. Just think of children. They are constantly in an ‘open’ state of mind with no preconceived notions, exploring and questioning their environment with all of their senses- ‘can I eat this’, ‘what is this’, ‘why’, ‘what do I do now’. Albert Einstein, one of the greatest geniuses of our time once said, “the important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
When we are curious, we seek to understand. Whether it be about another person, our career, interests, beliefs, purpose, illness or health. We then start to question, and it is that exact questioning which takes us to deeper levels of knowing. The simple act of being curious heightens our awareness, leads us to explore, clarify and define. It opens us up to thousands of possibilities from which we get to choose what is right for us.
Is there something calling to you?
Recipe of the month:
Cultivating Your Curiosity
1)Spend more time being quiet and sitting with yourself
2)Explore your imagination and interests on paper
3)Ask yourself and others better questions
4)Ask people for input and feedback
5)Read a biography of someone you admire
6)Use a search engine to explore topics you want to learn more about
7)Find a mentor or a coach
8)Spend time and interact with people different than you
9)Listen more than you talk
10)Start thinking about possibilities in your life
11)Subscribe to successful and motivating newsletters
12)Get outside of yourself- do something different, volunteer, switch up your routines
13)Trust this is where you need to be and follow where you are being led
Invest in Yourself This Year
Curiosity Creates Cures
In business, professionals are always talking about ROIs(return on investments) and how to make their money work for them. So they invest in the market, a business, real estate etc. I have found one of the best ROIs is investing in oneself. The dividends are infinite and will enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams.
I have always been intrigued with the human body, mind, and spirit. It’s no wonder I felt “out of sorts”…I had a lot to learn! It made me curious on the subject matter and led me to where I am today. Pursuing your curiosity is a ‘teachable moment’ and for that I am grateful.
The body is constantly speaking to us about our state of health. There are always clues to what is really going on with us, yet we fail or choose not to recognize them. For some, we need the diagnosis of a disease or condition that makes us shift our priorities and finally begin to take care of ourselves. I think illness, unhappiness, and boredom all have messages for us. It is a sign that something is not working in our lives and it is our job to figure it out. It is my experience that the body’s intention with illness is not malicious but wise. It is the only recourse the body has to bring the attention to oneself and realign you with health. It is a choice we make because inevitably, our conditions are asking us to change on a fundamental level. Change our habits, lifestyle, thoughts, and everything we know that essentially got us to this point. A letting go and starting new again is required.
These days when my body speaks to me in the form of a hunch, negative emotion, or sickness it is my cue to hone in and investigate. By nature I am a curious and open-minded person. Since I was a young child, my Aunt Sally used to joke about how I had antennas on the top of my head. I was always curious and closely observed people and my environment. In hindsight, my curiosity has been one of my greatest assets.
Just the act of being curious creates cures! Ask yourself the necessary questions that will lead you to take action. Take inventory of what is missing in your life and decide to figure out the cure. Follow the recipe above and start opening up to the possibilities, joy, health, love and peace that is calling to you today. It is begging you to answer the call and holds in it a whole host of possibilities you never dreamed possible!
If you want to invest in your health this year, call me to experience a complimentary health history. You’ll be glad you did!
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