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I Wonder...

This literally JUST happened:


Eliana: Mom, can we use 2 tortillas?


Me: Of course.

...

Eliana to Joy: Uh...These look like good tortillas...

....

Me: {looking at Joy as she is holding 2 tortillas over a cup of water.}


Me: So...what are you going to do with them? Are you going to try to drink water through them?

Joy: {laughing, as if that is the craziest idea ever} No!


Eliana: {with total sincerity} We are going to slap each other in the face with them and try not to laugh.


Because...why not?



 

The Wonderment of Curiosity

What I love about kids, and especially what happens between Eliana, Joy and Olivia, is the way they so naturally demonstrate curiosity.


We tend to loose that quality as we get older (for a variety of reasons). We tend to skip over wondering what something will be like, feel like, look like if we do this thing or that... We learn that being in the place of wonderment can feel uncomfortable and unpredictable. We jump way past seeking to understand and go right to making assumptions.


However, exercising our curiosity is one of the most profound ways to expand our minds and exercise our souls.

Space to Not Know


Being curious gives us space to not know an answer. It is a space of exploration and simply being in the inquiry, the wondering, of what is happening, what it is like, how we feel, how it could be different - without making anything right or wrong.


I mean...curiosity isn't even concerned with "right" or "wrong", it simply seeks to explore and understand the qualities of a particular situation or relationship.


Curiosity is necessary for growth and new discovery. It is essential to expand beyond the walls of where we are and move into the potential that lives within us.


And..it can be uncomfortable. It is unpredictable. Sometimes it is messy and sticky, even. But the place you come out is always more expansive and rich with understanding about yourself, others and the world than when you went in. Leaning into this kind of space is how we consciously engage with up-leveling our own consciousness!


Growth Mindset

Want to exercise your curiosity muscle?

You could totally pull out some tortillas and ask, "I wonder what it will be like to slap and be slapped with a tortilla?"


OR


You could just pose a wondering as it occurs to you throughout your day...

  • "I wonder what is happening as I hear those loud sounds coming from the back room?"

  • "I wonder what it will taste like if I combine these ingredients in such a way as this recipe calls for?"

  • "I wonder how it will change the flavor if I use this spice instead of that one?"

  • "I wonder how it will feel to brush my hand against my partner's hand as we are both reaching for the remote?"


I mean, there is literally no end to the ways you can exercise curiosity. It is really more of a mindset than anything else, and one that embraces growth rather than stagnation or a fixed way of being.


I wonder how this collection of thoughts will linger as you move through the rest of your day... Do share @exerciseyoursoul or @cominghomewithin 💚, Rachel


P.S. I had permission to share the girl's tortilla story, but not the photo. You'll have to use your imagination. 😉

 

Rachel Sartori is an Embodiment and Wholeness Coach. She is kick-ass and heart-

centered whether she is showing up as a workshop/retreat facilitator, a private coach, a writer or a speaker. Rachel invites you to exercise your soul, and participate in the healing of your own heart and the world around you. With Rachel, all is welcome, all the time. October Retreat: The Flight of Your Life Join the Conversation on fb Schedule a Session

Read: Exercise Your Soul: Ignite Healing and Wholeness in your Life and Live from the Inside Out Follow Rachel: ig @exerciseyoursoul fb @cominghomewithin


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