Steve Chandler believes that "curiosity is love and caring in action. It's the most powerful relationship creator. (...) It's the opposite of fear."
AA calls curiosity the adventurous side of uncertainty.
For me, curiosity is the opposite of judgement and life-changing to our relationships (professionally, personally, intimately and internally) because it stops us from presuming the worst about other people's intentions.
You can ask, with pretend curiosity, why someone did or said what they did, and maintain judgement.
Or, you can ask, with genuine curiosity - allow me to see the world through your eyes - and during that period of listening, you can't also judge, because then you're not truly listening, nor truly being curious.
Being curious opens the world up anew, reinforces or creates new connections, reduces harmful presumptions and judgement and unlocks new learning and growth for you, as a person.
What's not to love?
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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