“If you don’t make mistakes,
you’re not working on
hard enough problems.
And that’s a big mistake.”
I’ve always made mistakes and never thought much about it, I’m not sure why. On the other side of the equation, if I’m not making mistakes I quickly fall headlong into boredom, losing interest in what I’m doing which is often accompanied by the urge to escape. What exactly I’d be escaping from is subject to debate, but the need to know more, do more and learn more vibrates throughout my being.
It’s an easy bench mark to be aware of, “if you don’t make mistakes.” If I’m not making mistakes then chances are I’m not doing things that offer opportunities for me to stretch myself and learn new things. Of course if you don’t want to stretch yourself and learn new things that’s your choice and it’s may be a good idea to check out another website to avoid feeling like I’m pointing a finger at you ( I Am).
Our only real challenge is within ourselves, within our hearts and minds, it’s there that we can become more of who we are, not different necessarily but certainly more.
And what exactly does a person need to do to become more, I’m glad you asked. To grow, blossom, and prosper more each day requires taking one step after another along the Path of Curiosity. The journey may last your entire life, yet the effort required is small. Put one foot in front of the other and repeat. As each moment unfolds take a step, not another step, not two steps, take one step. Live within each moment with wonder because each moment is the only reality we have. Take one step then the next and then the next.
Ultimately curiosity is the art of questioning everything without judgment or assumptions that cling to and warp the questions into grotesque finger pointing fear based reactions to the unknown. (mouthful or what?) Curiosity has no walls or fences to control it or shape it into a polite guest at a tea party. Curiosity is neither elitist nor angry. curiosity only wants to know and even as I type I realize I too am trying to catch it, trying to explain the explainable. Curiosity is moment unfolding into moment with choiceless awareness. That’s it, right? (laugh if you must)