Curiosity for Life

I went to see my Acupuncturist this week and he reminded me of so many things. I had a great conversation with him about long term health and life, and he offered his years of wisdom. I was speaking to him about the fact that I feel like I have been going through a new change in creating my life and who I am and feel a bit like a beginner again as to what I want. This may be due to becoming a parent, a business owner or many other life changes. I am not really sure of the reason why it has happened. I am however fully aware this is where I am right now.

He reminded me that when you are in a new place or learning something new that it can feel clumsy and unknown. You are not an expert at the very beginning; you can get frustrated with yourself for not having all the answers. And I thought he was in my head describing my week. I realized I am in a space of new development in my life. I have created some pretty cool results lately but am in new territory. Having not been here before, it is like riding a bike for the first time.

He reminded me of some key questions to ask as I am a learner driver in my new evolution of my life, and I think these are great questions for any time in life:

  • What do I really want right now?
  • What feels right for me right now?
  • What do I really want to be creating?

Acknowledge how you feel, and then ask is there something I have missed that has led me to feel this way?

If you are learning something new, or about to embark on a new chapter of life or business, try the questions and let me know how you go.

I am finding they are creating a new level of curiosity for life.

Who is your teacher?

I have had so many events over the last week that continues to remind me that everybody is my teacher. I think at some level often we look for someone who has had the results or an expert to tell us what to do next or where to go, but that is closing ourselves off to learning from anywhere.

If we really want to aspire to great things we can look around and learn everything we need as part of who we are is in everything we see. When someone annoys us it is best to ask what it is in me that I am being annoyed at, is there a part of me with that behavior. That way someone who annoys you has become your teacher.

I like to walk around with my ears open. We have two ears and one mouth. If you are truly curious about people the next lesson you need to learn in life is right in front of you.

I have enjoyed living by the concept so much of late and my rate of learning and growth has escalated. Give it a go and let me know what you find.