“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~Albert Einstein
When I taught junior high language arts I had one driving wish for all my students, “Never stop asking questions, never stop inquiring into why, what, how, when..!” I am not one who puts up with “Apathy and/or Complacency” well. Personally, I prefer to spend time with people on a passionate exploratory adventure with life. People who question, want to know why, do not accept the status quo, and definitely do not live a life of victimhood and blame.
1. Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.
2. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.
1. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especiallywhen coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, orcontroversy.
2. An instance of contented self-satisfaction.
I look out onto the world and there are never enough seconds, minutes, or hours in the day to investigate, explore, or experience all the things I am curious about. Each day is this grand opportunity to expand, learn, grow and become even more. I do not limit it to the concrete gaining of knowledge for I completely agree with these wise words from Einstein – “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
On a walk I might meander in wondering how nature knows so intrinsically how to survive against the onslaught of the human encroachment? How a tree seems to grow out of a rock? What does a leaf feel as it floats down the river with abandon? As I work with clients on endogenous and health growth and expansion, I am fueled by a passion to have them inquire “What would it feel like to live completely and wholly in my full vibrant, passionate, loving self? What is my life dance and how do I share it?” Digging into what holds them back, what keeps them stuck, why are they afraid, why are they living in limitation…
If in our IMAGINATION we used our QUESTIONING to open up into a space of pure euphoria and unlimited creative abilities, what might we each express and share with the world? Isn’t that what “WORLD CHANGERS” have done? They never stopped questioning and they never gave up! Where did this pioneering adventurous spirit go? I rarely meet people who look out onto the horizon with a curiosity. What’s over the next hill? What might I manifest if I try? What could I create if I step towards my dreams? Who might I touch today if I walk with compassion and love?
If someone told me today that I must accept “what is”, that I could not question or use my imagination to dream, my request would be, for them to help me take my last breath. Life is a grand pilgrimage, a passionate journey, an infinite exploration of potential possibilities and endless expansion. Why would one ever want to stop asking questions? Why would you ever stop imagining?
May today be a day full of curious questioning. A day engulfed by your imagination and sensory delight – the dance of “What If” and “Anything is Possible”…