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Curiosity

Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Curiosity
“Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.” ~ S. Leonard Rubinstein
To accept that we still have things to learn and to do - and to wonder what those things are - is the foundation of personal growth.
“Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” ~ R. I. Fitzhenry
Curiosity is the compass that leads us to our passions. A curious mind knows no limits.
“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.” ~ Ralph Gerard
Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths, it’s a fundamental aspect of our spirit. Our curiosity sparks imagination and from there we create our world. As Mae Jemison said, “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
Curiosity
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects is the secret of creative people.” ~ Leo Burnett
Independent thought leads to an inquiring mind, a mindset that eventually leads to the questioning of the status quo. Curiosity is the prerequisite for exploring the world around and the inner world of ideas and emotions. As novel perspectives and experiences become integrated by an individual, the greater the likelihood of finding creative links among them.
“As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.” ~ Tracee Ellis Ross
And even from the start of our lives... “The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.” ~ Edmund Burke
Curiosity

Here’s some further reading on this theme...

Be Curious ~ by Rick Hanson

This attitude of wonder, interest, and investigation brings many rewards. For example, engaging your mind actively as you age helps preserve the functioning of your brain. Use it or lose it! Continues...

How to Replace Worry with Wonder - by Jafree Ozwald

There is one method I’ve found to becoming worry free which is perhaps the most powerful of them all. The big secret here comes in learning the fine habit of how to replace worry with wonder. Instead of fearing what might occur, replace it with being curious and wondering what might occur. Realize that there are an infinite number of possible outcomes that could manifest at any moment in your future. Continues...

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