Curiosity is an invigorating and powerful spiritual principle. It can motivate us to discover what is true and it turns life into an adventure stimulated by the desire to learn and experience. Learning transforms adversity from just plain difficult to having valuable meaning.
Little children are naturally curious, so of course we all know that feeling. But all too often as adults daily concerns crowd out the experience of curiosity. How can we cultivate curiosity and rekindle that childlike emotion?
One approach is to train our minds to ask questions of ourselves and others. Rather then telling others what you think, ask them about their ideas. Be inquisitive about your day, your outer environment, your inner life, and others. Notice how rich your life becomes when curiosity propels you through your day.