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Looking at the World with Curiosity and Wonder

What is one thing you remember from childhood that captivated your attention? How did it do so?

Now consider one thing that you used to think was possible but have given up on. How might it have a role in your life as an adult? Why?

One of my favorite quotes from Charles Baudelaire is " Genius is only childhood recovered at will." Children have a way of looking at the world with curiosity and wonder.

Sadly, many people do not open themselves to wonder and curisoity for fear that it may distract them or upset their balance. Since we are trained in school to learn facts, rather than to stay curious, it is easy for us to lose our sense of curiosity and wonder over time.

But wonder is one of the most important emotional experience for us adults to cultivate. It is essential to a passionate and creative life.

As a matter of fact, a person who is not curious about life is unlikely to create. The most brilliant people never lose it and use it to great effect.

Below are some strategies you can use to help you recapture your creative mind::

• To learn like a child, mix things that don’t need to go together, and see what you create.

• Think back to an idea or passion you had as a child and reflect on what it was telling you.

• Even if an idea seems crazy, be willing to follow it wherever it takes you.

Today, I invite you to exercise your childlike curiosity, creativity, and imagination. As It is critical to unlocking your brilliance.

Let me know how it goes.

Wishing you continued growth and success.

With gratitude.

Nora Paxton

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