Do you ask the next question to follow up and clarify what someone said or learn more? Do you try something new just because…? These are indicators of a sense of curiosity. If you rarely ask questions or step out of your comfort zone in life, you may lose out on the benefits of curiosity. I have always been curious, sometimes bordering on asking too many questions, my kids would say. Life fascinates me and I love to learn how it works and why people do what they do. I thrive on wonderful conversations where questions move us deeper and broader to a better understanding of the topic and one another.…
Microblog Monday #36 Insights from Van Morrison
“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit soar”. —Van Morrison. (Grammy Award winner, Northern Irish Singer-Songwriter) One of my favorite quotes, it teases our senses and encourages us to be very present in the moment. It suggests we experience the sounds, the scents, what we see, and how we feel this moment and our space. It reminds us to let our spirit and soul soar. A sunset is a beautiful moment which reminds us of the beauty of the passing day. A moment to pause and express gratitude. Let your spirit soar.
Microblog Monday #35 Let Love be Your Foundation
“Let love be your foundation. Whether or not there is friendship. Whether or not there is agreement or understanding, let there be love.” –Tamara Levitt. When I allow love to be my foundational principle, my life feels easier. It is easier to forgive, both myself and others. It is easier to be open to life, to new ideas and differing opinions. Conversations are richer and deeper when I am listening with a loving ear. And I am much kinder to myself and with others.