The Future Belongs to the Curious
If you’re reading this blog on a regular basis, you’re probably interested in yoga. Maybe you practice Ashtanga. Or possibly you practice Iyengar or Kundalini. It’s also possible that you’ve never practiced yoga at all; that a piqued curiosity has led you to the Finding Isvara blog. As the saying goes: “The future belongs to the curious.”
The beauty of curiosity is that it has the ability to take you to the most unexpected places. When you’re young and innocent, curiosity comes easily. Everything is new and exciting; the world is your oyster and you’re determined to learn as much as you can. This kind of uninhibited curiosity is what makes life so fascinating. Yet somehow, with age, curiosity can diminish if not properly nurtured.
As we get older, the reality and responsibilities of life begin to take precedence over curiosity. Wanderlust and excitement are replaced with full time jobs, family, errands, laundry, cooking, cleaning; the list is endless. When curiosity takes a backseat, life can begin to feel mundane and uninteresting. Has this happened to you?
I believe at some point this will happen to all of us. However, it’s how we combat lack of curiosity that matters most.
I was recently feeling bored and uninspired. I’m a little hippy-dippy in the sense that I believe the universe gives us direction when needed if we’re paying close attention. One evening I stumbled upon The School of Aromatic Studies website and my curiosity was piqued. This curiosity led to me taking a free 20 hour online course offered by the school. I loved it so much, that I am currently enrolled as a student studying to become a certified aromatherapist! My renewed curiosity has kicked boredom to the curb.
So, I guess my point is this… Find what you love! Tap into your inner curiosity and let that be your guide. This curiosity is within all of us, even if it occasionally becomes dampened. Whether it’s Ashtanga yoga, aromatherapy, herbalism, environmental law, political science, whatever! Actively pursue your curiosity… It makes all the difference.
Your future belongs to you… What are you curious about?