Edmund Burke: CURIOSITY, Our Simple, Yet Powerful Emotion That Can Lead To Us To Wonder And Greatness

“The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.” – Edmund Burke


Oh what hidden powers lie dormant in this simple emotion? This one “simple emotion” has led to more discoveries and some of the greatest inventions in the world! It is our curious nature which prompts us to be inquisitive and to seek understanding. It is our inquisitive and curious nature experienced and applied to life, that has consistently revealed to us, the lessons of the scientific principles and laws.

Curiosity is like the kindling used to start a fire, it allows thought to grow into a flame  of creativity, ultimately resulting in new opportunities and technology. This is the same curiosity that took our Astronauts into space and back. This is the curiosity we see on display every day of our lives all around us in the achievements and accomplishments of our Inventors! The Curious minded have always been the Creators in our world. With their curiosity, they literally bring good things to life!!!

What might we as curious individuals bring to life if we simply allow ourselves to be curious again? What prevailing thoughts, worries, and concerns are dominating our minds and blocking our creative capacity? What were we once curious about that we have forgotten? Can you remember being curious, child like?

The curious mind is a mind unafraid to ask questions. The more curious the mind, the more powerful the questions. When we give ourselves permission to be curious like a child is curious, we open up an endless storehouse of possibilities. How many times have you heard a child ask why? They aren’t concerned about what someone might think about the asking of their question… They just want to know, to understand…. What do you want to know? What are you curious about? What questions are lurking in the back of your mind? What have you been hesitant to ask?

We should seriously consider the application and implementation of this simple emotion and evaluate our own use of its Hidden Power. We can then decide where and how we might best apply its magic in our own lives… I’m curious! How about you…?? Ask, just ask!!! And finally, remember this, it wasn’t curiosity that killed the cat, it was something else…

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