I find one of the most powerful mindsets to have is curiosity. There’s tremendous power in it. It eliminates judgment. You can’t judge someone (including yourself) or something and be honestly curious at the same time. It pulls you out of self so you can see things and people more objectively. It detaches feelings and stories, creating a blank canvas to paint on again. It allows you to respond rather than react. But I’m not just talking about having wonder. It can start there but really being curious about why by putting intention and action behind it. Example. I wonder why he is acting that way toward me? I wonder what is being triggered in me to feel this way? Action. I will be my honest self but also continue to love him the best way I know how and notice how that affects him and my feelings. I will behave differently than I normally would, instead of hiding and running, I will show myself and communicate to see if there is growth and revelations there for me. Example. I am curious how people will respond if I didn’t allow my own insecurities into our exchange. Action. I will notice when I feel insecure and be vulnerable instead, not to prove anything but because I’m curious about the result. It’s something I’ve never done before and I’m. curious if I can do it.
I’m curious how far I can push my body. I’m curious if I can write a book. I’m curious if I didn’t talk but only listened what the outcome would be. I’m curious what would happen if I pulled from love instead of hurt. I’m curious to see what being easier on myself feels like. I’m curious to see what would happen if I actually spoke up?
Attack your day with curiosity. It can change your life.
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