When we think about living a fulfilled life, we often imagine ourselves living a life that involves passion – finding our passion and living it every day.
But how many of us actually have a passion? Or know what our passion is?
Because we so often equate passion with happiness and fulfillment, we can go through life desperately feeling like we need to find our passion. Without a passion, we feel like there is something wrong with us, that we are missing out on the fullness of life.
I love Elizabeth Gilbert’s take on this. She suggests that we let go of needing to find our passion, and instead, turn our focus to CURIOSITY.
While we might not have access to passion, we always have access to curiosity.
It is those little micro-moments we have many times a day where we go “Hmmm. That’s interesting”.
It often slips past us, but when we allow ourselves to become just a little bit more aware and follow these small moments of curiosity, our lives can become infinitely richer, more interesting and… fulfilling.
But how exactly do we do it?
According to Elizabeth Gilbert all you need to do is “[j]ust turn your head an inch. Pause for an instant. Respond to what has caught your attention. Look into it. Is there something there for you?”
Start living a life of curiosity TODAY:
Think about one thing that you heard about, read about or saw today that made you think, “That’s interesting!”
What was it about this topic that you found most interesting?
What would you like to know more about?
How can you find out more? Are there books that you can read, or someone that you can talk to about it?
Allow yourself to investigate.
Sometimes, the path our curiosity take will be short lived, but nevertheless enriching, Other times it might end up becoming one that will shape the course of your life.
You might even discover one day, that what started as a mere curiosity has turned into a blazing passion.