Today’s minimotivator from Eleanor Roosevelt on curiosity

Eleanor Roosevelt

Today’s minimotivator.

Life was meant to be
lived and curiosity must
be kept alive. One must
never, for whatever
reason, turn one’s back
on life.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity is one of the ‘gifts’ I want to give my children. It’s a gift I was given that has kept me asking questions. Looking in wonder at rainbows and stars. And, wanting to learn as much as I can.

One of the regrets I have is that I will never have enough time to learn everything I want to. The days are never long enough when you need to sleep.

However, there are learning opportunities even in the mundane. Being in the moment of whatever you’re doing means you are ‘living’ your life.

I remember being told that Osho had said that to be mindful say to yourself I am doing this thing.

For example, if you are walking say to yourself, “I am walking”. If you are washing the dishes say, “I am washing the dishes.”

This never fails to bring a smile to me face when I say these things but brings me into the moment.

Try it now. I am reading a minimotivator…

See? A smile.

 

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