“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that
reveals the human spirit.” - e.e cummings
What is curiosity for you? How does curiosity show up in your life at work, at home, at play and in
Curiosity is timeless; it always was and always will be. It transcends race, religion, politics, finance,
culture, bias and prejudice.
Curiosity allows us to look beyond our eyes, “out there”, and to arrive at a place of originality, newness –
a basic reality from an untainted perspective.
What curiosity does is allow us to see new truths, truths that support the evolution of our selves, our
communities and our institutions.
One way to know if curiosity is part of the fabric of your life is to look at how you live your life:
At work – What is your vision-mission statement like? Do you have a strategic plan? What is funded and
what isn't? Is there an active and engaged R&D effort? What about training and development? What is the
culture around interaction and interpersonal communication like? How and where does curiosity grow and
thrive? Are folks openly encouraged to “think”, discover, and try out new ideas?
At home – What is your family’s mission statement? Are there shared values? How are the “fresh” and the
“new” looked upon? Is spontaneity squashed by overbearing routines and structure? Who is being
creative? How are new ideas and fresh approaches to the way your family lives generated and/or looked
You – Do you have a purpose statement? What are your life's visions? How much of your life is habitual, in
what you do, in what you say, in what you think? Are you engaged in consistent discovery and
exploration? Are you a risk taker? Are you comfortable doing what you hate to do, what you are afraid of
doing, or doing something that’s “not like me?”
Whether at work, at home, in relationship or in the company of your own self, do you generally come from
a place of having it “all figure