Adventure loves being bold and exciting…
Remember when you were a child and were told, you were going on an adventure? Your eyes became as big as saucers just thinking about the adventure. It didn’t matter how much your parents or grandparents shared about the trip, you let your imagination go wild dreaming and asking lots of questions. Vividly, you were on a roller coaster ride to all the places you would go and, what you would experience. Remember how you felt when you were on your adventure? It was all about your imagination and being exciting and bold.
Do you still share this excitement about new adventures? Are there places you’ve wanted to visit? Are you looking forward to a new destination from your dreams, maybe even from childhood.
Curiosity has a desire to learn and be inquisitive…
When you plan any time off, do you have a sense of curiosity? Do you plan your trips to visit new cultures, have conversations with the locals, or even plan your activities around what the locals do, and where you can enjoy the local cuisine? Yes, by openly being curious, you will have an awesome experience to somewhere you’ve never been before. Even if you don’t like the food, it the newness of doing something out of the ordinary. Adventurous means excitement, a very unusual experience, being bold, risky and an undertaking with an uncertain outcome. Are you really adventurous? Do you stop and ask yourself, do I want to go on an adventure? When we step outside our normal routine, we can add a new experience that enriches our life. It could be as simple as going to a town you’ve never been before and stopping at the local library, local coffee shop or market to see what’s posted on local activity boards to take advantage of what’s happening. You’ll remember that stop because it added a new dimension to your trip. Just think, you could really enjoy yourself!!
How often do you pay attention to the route to work or notice what is going on around you?
I know when I’ve been a passenger, I look around and observe what’s changed around me in a familiar place. Even when you’re the driver, you can pay attention to local construction or new traffic patterns. When you’re on autopilot and in your own world, you miss a lot of the richness to stir your curiosity and experience a new adventure.
Curiosity is the interesting, quirky, inquisitive quality that provides the desire to learn. Curiosity stirs our spirit to see what we haven’t before. Adventure provides the place to investigate a new space and discover new facts and even be able to see what we have before with new childlike eyes.
When you’re planning a day with an open calendar, add your curiosity to see what you may have overlooked. Bring a sense of adventure to your day to discover what may have been in front of you and was selectively invisible. Create a new adventure with the curiosity of how much treasure you’ll find. Just taking a few pictures with your phone will remind you of the specialness of this new place and when you are back home, you’ll daydream about your adventure. You’ll be surprised when you are captivated to go on another adventure and go exploring just for the fun and curiosity of it.
Use your imagination and go where Adventure and Curiosity take you
When you bring these qualities into your day, you’ll see your surroundings with less rules and boundaries. When you look for adventure, you are open to exploring rather than going through the same motions that feel restrictive and b-o-r-i-n-g. Adventure provides pleasure to enjoy what’s around you and adds spice around you. Think of spice as the sights, smells, and noises of your curiosity on your adventure.
Likewise, when you disregard your curiosity, you shut down your opportunity to be open to learning and expanding your heart and your life.
Where will tomorrow bring you?
Chances are there’s an adventure just outside your door that you’ve been putting on the back burner because work is consuming your life. You can’t recapture the time lost from all the hours you’ve worked. NOW is the time to be open and discover where your curiosity will take you.
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