Curiosity and Judgement Rarely Co-Exist
This idea keeps coming up in my work, my conversations, and my life. And when something keeps coming up, I turn towards it (and get curious about it).
Curiosity ignites spaciousness, flow, openness, and flexibility. Judgment closes, limits, shrinks, and suppresses. Routine judgment of ourselves and others diminishes our vitality.
Also: the tendency to judge may be a signpost of diminished vitality, because judgment often arises from a place of fear and self-protection (and we don’t thrive in fear and self-protection). Judgement helps us feel less threatened, temporarily.
Curiosity, rather, is available to us when we feel safe and secure. It is a signpost of vitality. And practicing it enhances our vitality.
The more we embody curiosity, the more we thrive.