As we get older, we often become more inclined to what we already know to be true. We gravitate toward these things because there is a sense of security in certainty. In doing so, we often lose the sense of wonder that is an innate part of being human – but that doesn’t mean we can’t seek to regain it.
This July, our topic on Wit & Delight is about Curiosity.
I’m always I love learningBut school was never the perfect opportunity to do that. My curiosity has always been very inwardly driven, driven first and foremost by an interest in the unknown and enjoyment of expertise. I’m curious about my mind and why I am the way I am, I’m curious to know more about others, and I’m curious to enjoy all that life has to offer.
For me, curiosity is an opportunity to pay more attention to everything that surrounds us. It is an invitation to explore a topic further when we want to know more. It’s a call to re-evaluate our goals, daily routines, and relationships, and then adjust whatever isn’t working.
For me, curiosity is an opportunity to pay more attention to everything that surrounds us. It is an invitation to explore a topic further when we want to know more.
As you enter the month of July, I encourage you to think about what curiosity means to you. What has interest you in particular lately? In what areas of your life have you felt stuck lately? Would approaching them through the lens of curiosity help you see areas of opportunity instead?
In difficult times throughout my life, my sense of curiosity has always provided a moment of light. It helped me find a sense of resilience. It helped me to rethink some of the unhelpful accounts I told myself earlier in order to discover new ways of being. Curiosity is a mindset worth adopting at all stages of our lives.
This July, on W&D Day, our contributors will write about the hidden benefits of anxiety and why curiosity is key to a healthy relationship. I’ll share a list of things you might not know about me, expensive things I bought that weren’t worth it, and our brief plans to remodel my basement. Stay tuned for this and more over the next month!
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Kate is currently learning to play the ukulele, much to the desperation of her husband, children, and dogs. Follow her on Instagram at hahahaha.