How many of us are as happy as we could be? Ever wondered what it takes to get there? Most of us get caught up in the day-to-day routine of just "getting through it". At the end of the day we lack the energy to seek anything else, to do anything new. By the time we get finished with the "have to's" there is no time for the "want to's". And before we know it we have given up because we tell ourselves we have missed out on the opportunities.
But what if we decided to make curiosity a mantra, a watchword, or an emotional and spiritual focus? How could giving ourselves permission to be curious again change our lives? Children live in that place of curiosity and find wonder around every corner. We have that in us, we always have. What would it be like to make that our dangling carrot, our lure for the day?
Giving up 30 minutes of sleep to give yourself time to ponder, to explore and to be curious might reveal life changing information. It could be a foundation for a day filled with possibilities. What would happen if you started writing down things you were interested in?
It might go something like this...
"I am curious to know what it would feel like to be/do_________. Be strong? Sing on a stage? Write a story? Hike the canyon? Paint a picture? Be a part of a group of folks interested in________? You control it. You fill in the blanks. Write about things that would delight you and keep you coming back for more. And as you explore things you would like to learn about, experience, or create, you will start to have new ideas connected to those desires. Best of all, the feelings you experience will begin to energize and move inside you. In addition, those changing feelings become like a magnet to the universe that begins to draw the possibilities to you. The best thing is that in the few extra minutes you carve out for yourself in the morning, you set in motion the trajectory of your life.
Yes, it is that easy.
This is not goal setting, this is "dream allowing". It is a process to open up to the idea that those things you keep putting off or didn't believe you were entitled to, just might be possible. Write it down, make it real (at least on the page) and see what happens to your disposition. Do it often, and as your perspective toward the possibilities change, so will your life.
Being curious is an invitation to the life you were meant to live. The answers will come if you are willing to look.
What will you be curious about today?
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