How to Live Curiously
You’re probably wondering what this is all about – living curiously.
I believe two things are universally true of human beings.
1. Most people want to live curiously.
2. Most people do not live curiously.
When I was young, I had this sense that every person I encountered was building into who I would one day become. Even as I grow older, I believe I am still in that phase of life. You might call it a “beta life” as I feel like I am always living in beta mode.
I am always anxiously waiting for the next connection or opportunity that will lead to a curious life, faith and family.
When I describe a “curious life” I am NOT promoting a life that is irresponsible.
I am NOT advocating taking risks for risks sake.
I am NOT suggesting a life that sidesteps responsibilities and duties.
I AM advocating a life that is original, humbly heroic, counters culture and pushes others into the spotlight.
My goal is to provoke originality in our everyday lives.
I want to instigate a future where people who follow Jesus can feel empowered to live a curious life that not everyone in this world understands.
This is how I am trying to live, and I am not alone or unique in this endeavor.
I believe people want to live curiously.
And all it takes is an unapologetic unwillingness to live a lesser life.
From my experience, here are four ways to build an incubator for a curious life.
1. Serve people who cannot and will not ever be able to serve you.
2. Care more about who you become than what you do.
Be more. Do less. I have come to understand that who you become is far more important than what you do. Because what you do could change from year to year and season to season of life, but who you are becoming will be with you day in and day out for the rest of your life. And by the way, if are you wondering who you are becoming, I can tell you, even though I don’t know you. Are you ready??? Look around you. You are becoming like those you hang around.
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3. Collect experiences not things.
4. Descend to greatness.
As a person of faith and a follower of Jesus, for me living curiously is a calling. Being a good re – presentation of Jesus to this world is important to me. I know not everyone understands turning the other cheek, extending grace, radical generosity, selfless service or forgiveness. And that is OK. I do not expect everyone to understand my life. I simply believe that the more I can love, lead and live like Jesus, the more curious my life will become to others.
So what would you add / delete or edit?
What do you believe it means to “live curiously”?
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