5 questions to check if you’re curious…

1. Do you say ‘I’m bored’ a lot?

There is a galaxy of curiosity in your mind. Have a look and see what sensations come up.

2. Do I always get what I expect?

So, I’m on my way to a work meeting and I know that it’ll be tremendously boring. I’m not let down by my expectations. I do have the choice to leave the window open for any experience to be whatever it is rather than what I expect it to be. The most curious things happen…

3. Do you take time to wonder why?

Why do you like Asian food? What is it about green that turns you on? Why do you do the job you do? Explore your experience through the questions and keep exploring the mysteries you can’t stop thinking about, just like, why do baby clothes have pockets?

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. – Albert Einstein

4. Are you more likely to look for answers from People or from Google?

Does Google inspire you? Or is it that dynamic conversation over the dinner table that really triggers thoughts and actions that inspire your curiosity? Explorers question, create and investigate. The more questions you ask the more answers you will get from others who are also exploring this wondrous world.

5. Do you persist or resist change?

A comfort zone serves it purpose. Sometimes we expand or contract but we always need to go with the flow. Curiosity is literally the art of asking, ‘what’s over there?’, ‘what does that do?’, ‘what happens if I do this?’ – give it a go today. Change is inevitable; resistance is futile. Keep exploring!

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. – James Stephens