By Raphael Awen
Without curiosity, we really are dead in the water.
Curiosity may be the greatest gift you could ever give yourself, your selves, or to an ‘other’.
At root, when we embody childlike curiosity, we are humbly admitting we don’t know, regardless of how much we may actually know. We are admitting that no matter how vaunted our knowing, it is minutiae in compare with the infinite unknown.
Not-knowing is the seat of reverence and wonder. Knowing is the seat of stuffing all you know in a can, and sitting on the can. Not knowing can take us to far, far greater places than knowing ever could.
Whatever it is that is sustaining your brain, your butt and your eyeballs as you are reading this is the subject of infinite wonder… and you literally are this …. as you are right now …. without doing any spiritual calisthenics, or meditations.
In fact many times, spiritual practices and the perception of needing to work at something in order to attain or feel something is often the biggest RESISTANCE to actually feeling the more that you claim to be seeking. The deeper truth then is that you are suspended in so much more, so much so, that a part of you is working hard to moderate the rate of saturation for fear of not being able to swim with it all.
You really are this hot stuff, a bit complicated maybe, but magically reaching for more while moderating that more at the same time. The life you are currently doing and the themes and challenges you have dialled up to feel and heal are these big things that curiosity wants to open you out into.
You see, but you don’t actually know. And herein is your salvation. You don’t know. I don’t know. Part of me may get caught up at times in the appearance of knowing, but truth be told, I am simply trying to be with the vast unknown that is expanding far faster than my knower could ever keep up with.
Are you getting it? Simple admission of not knowing, mixed in with some childlike surrender and curiosity IS the salvation doorway we’ve been pretending to be in search of… The holy grail, and a magical gift you can give to yourself, or to another, or to a house fly, whenever you feel like it, and dial up all the wonder you can handle in that moment!
Raphael Awen is co-creator, teacher, and facilitator of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. Visit www.soulfullheartwayoflife.com for more information about sessions, group calls, videos, community, etc.