I believe there is great value in being perpetually curious.
Curiosity delivers information… some valuable and some extraneous. But in either case, the stimulation of the information triggers thoughts, emotions, and fears… then fuels the energy necessary to stimulate change.
In the study of so many of the brilliant minds that have impacted humanity, one of the most common underlying threads is curiosity. This tiny quality seems to underwrite such a large volume of the evolution in human history.
There is, of course, the tired adage that: “curiosity killed the cat” which is always followed by: “but satisfaction brought him back.”
Why do you suppose this has become such a tired adage? Is it because we are so willing to use empirical knowledge to learn and in the course of doing so, we get hurt?
Witness Marie Curie….she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Her intense passion to understand radioactivity ultimately killed her.
Unlike the proverbial cat which presumably has nine lives in the metaphor, she had only one life and her unquenchable desire for knowledge was her demise.
On a much deeper level, I would believe that we are carrying so many valuable pieces of information within us, there must be some driving force which causes us to try and unlock that inner code within.
One of the things that convinced me that there is so much more information encoded within us is the acupuncture illustration that transposes a human embryo on top of the adult ear and shows how each of the acupuncture points on the ear correlate directly to the human embryo body. This allows an acupuncturist to put a needle in a specific place on your ear to impact any other part of your body.
So if we have the holographic information of the universe contained within us, certainly there must be codes that will enable us to dig within and unlock those secrets.
Each of the things that we find ourselves wondering about are the stimuli that catapult us into growth.
Hoping your Saturday is off to a beautiful start😊