The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.Albert Einstein
The Beauty of the Curious Cat?
Are you curious? At some point, I bet that your curious nature was shed by what Freud viewed as the feeble nature of the adult.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.Sigmund Freud
But when did we start caring so much?
The original proverb, “care killed the cat,” warns us of the dangers of brooding. Even the noble bard of English itself, William Shakespeare, warned of the courage needed to overcome that pesky need we have to brood over issues of sorrow and anxiety that would create the kind of care needed to kill a cat.
What, courage man: what though care kild a catte,
thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.
See, at some point, we lose that golden exuberance of childhood curiosity. From that point forward, we see the world from a perspective of caring. This means we put energy behind the meaning we are trying to create versus seeing what is perceived for what it is in the moment. As Shakespeare writes, one must have mettle enough in them to kill care. By facing the anxieties within, we awaken the nature of curiosity to once again discover the inner voice of passion that has been present all along.
Take one moment to let your worries slip aside. What weight needs to be lifted? What brooding thoughts do you need to shed? If the mind can overcome matter, you should not mind because does it matter? With this perspective, can you see your world again from a gentle form of questioning curiosity? With practice, you may just begin touching that inner radiance of gold once thought lost to your maturing journey.
With blessings, my friends. May peace and curiosity find you along your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.