Instinctive curiosity is the deepest love available to humans. It is part and parcel of the joyous quality that every infant brings in to the world at birth. Curiosity is the most direct route to awakening the senses and restoring the vivid perceptions we enjoyed as young children.
The senses are our windows to the world. They all originate from movement. Touch is the sensations that you feel when you move. Our most primordial ancestors rubbed against each other billions of years before they smelled, tasted, heard and saw one another.
Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. In other words, you contain all the stages of evolution in your current body. You can check this out for yourself. Take a moment to notice the parts of your body that have gone numb as you are reading. Are you aware of the bottoms of your feet at this very moment? Do you feel the clothing on your body? Notice how those sensations suddenly appear the moment you shift your attention to them. Can you feel the muscles that have faded from your awareness? Are there sounds around you that only become audible when you expand your auditory awareness of them? Notice how your attention brings your senses alive.
Intrinsic curiosity is attentiveness that is unrestrained. When you are free from thoughts and feelings, your curiosity expands suddenly. This can happen during an exciting athletic event, a peak experience, or when you are struck by the arrow of cupid or the beauty of another person. When original curiosity unexpectedly returns, you feel completely alive.
My work uses gentle incremental movements and shifts of attention to expand awareness. Odd little twists and turns put torque on your spinal, skeletal, and muscular systems in surprising ways that stimulate dormant physical zones. Each time you make a conscious movement, your sense of touch comes alive. As you continue to move, your other senses kick in. Unexpected sounds and rhythms of conversation clear the mind to unleash curiosity that create visible changes in physical vitality.
When you give yourself over to involuntary movements, your body lets go into a visceral field of sensation that feel sensational. Slow gentle motion begins to find momentum. Your body edges toward dance-like rhythms that converge into patterns of pleasure. There are no steps or positions to learn. Your body finds elegant patterns of movement more beautiful than any dance instructor could ever devise for you.
Your mind might grasp for an explanation by making comparisons with previous experiences. Just let that go. You can’t compartmentalize innate curiosity. But you can expand it by directing some of your attention to immediate physical actions and reactions.
True curiosity feels like the infinite desire for nurturing love. It resembles the radiance that makes a baby want to touch and taste every object within reach. Authentic curiosity is beyond IQ or EQ. Your original curiosity serves as a gateway to joyous inquisitiveness.
Innate curiosity sees only beauty. It generates a delicious multisensory spectrum of color and light. Such pure curiosity feels like pleasure that transforms into excitement before expanding into unfiltered love.
I get there by conducting exciting projects with my team and by traveling to exciting new destinations. By alternating my two favorite activities, I create the conditions that stimulate the fire of my desire into the flame of curiosity.
You will have to find your own way. Each person responds to unique experiences. Behind the prism of thoughts and feelings, everyone shares the same lightness of being that illuminates the life force in all of us.