Curiosity is living from a state of inquiry. There is a closing off that happens when we feel like we have to have it all figured out or when we feel like we have to be the expert. Curiosity fosters openness and acceptance and is an important tool when engaging in the present and in thinking about the future. Curiosity can give us the space to learn and grow. In this episode, we talk about how to foster curiosity, what can interfere with curiosity, and how curiosity can help us to connect to ourselves and one another.
In this episode we discuss:
- How to foster curiosity
- What can interfere with curiosity
- How curiosity can help us connect to ourselves and each other
Do try this at home:
- Give yourself time to be curious: journaling, in conversations with others
- Let go of the need to be right. Tune into that and ask, “What is being right costing me?”
- Bring curiosity along. Ask, “Where is curiosity and how can I bring it with me?”…especially if you notice yourself shutting down, closing off, or digging in.