Each morning I consider which virtues I want to live with. My journaling practice forces me to reflect on how I am already embodying certain virtues, and how specifically I want to try to incorporate certain virtues that day. One virtue that I choose to incorporate each day, and the one that fuels most aspects of my life, is the one I wish to talk about today: curiosity.
Curiosity is my favorite virtue because it can create a path or the next step to where our true self desires to head next. Following our curiosities can shine light on and create a path forward to a destination that might otherwise be obscured.
Curiosity drives my learning and compels me to ask questions. Curiosity causes me to consider what’s possible and how I might make that possibility happen. Both the content of my writing and the writing itself comes from a prior curiosity followed.
Curiosity is unique to the individual. What to be curious about cannot be told to you, it must come from within.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman
Over to you, what makes you come alive? What problem are you curious to solve? How can you best utilize your unique set of gifts?
Stay attuned to the questions you ask of yourself and others. Let that curiosity drive you, and follow that with action. Your next step and the path forward will take care of themselves so long as you listen to that voice within, so long as you allow yourself to be driven by curiosity.