By the time you reach adulthood, say 30 or so, you have a fairly good grasp of your version of reality. You could even go as far as to say you are pretty locked in by then. Conditioning has given you a set of rules to work by and a sense of right and wrong and your experience has made you a pretty accurate judge of character, an estimator and a judgment machine. It has you believing what kind of foods you will most likely enjoy, what kind of company you will thrive in, what entertainment you prefer to be distracted by, what skills and talents you have and what you cannot do… you’ve probably even developed a “type” when it comes to lovers by this time.
What if I told you that all this information is merely a set of out of date instructions to a very complex living machine?
Every time you are presented with a choice in the coming days, whether it’s as simple as what to eat for lunch or much more in depth and life altering, question your first choice. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not asking you to make second guessing a habit or to mistrust your instincts but instead of assuming that your instincts are choosing, ask yourself if it is actually your habits that are dictating your daily reality.
In order to open a mind that is closed or a fixed consciousness, consider: are you curious enough? When we believe we already hold all the answers we stop learning, stop evolving and experiences become repetitive, but when we become curious our lives open up to new experiences, new opportunities, sparkling conversations, unlikely friendships and alliances.
Let this become a week of exploration and discovery. Let life become new and with it a whole raft of fresh possibilities. Only with a curious mind and an open heart will those risky strategies turn out to be playful learning opportunities.
Principle 4: I AM Truth always comes with the caveat “I reserve the right to evolve.” Now is not the time to stop that evolution!
I know you’ve been conditioned to believe that curiosity killed the cat, but remember the cat has nine lives… it would be a real shame not to use them all because you are safer with mediocre, eh?
Have an amazingly curious day… x