A prudent question is one-half of wisdom – Francis Bacon
We often don’t know what we don’t know. It’s as simple as that. We don’t know what we are missing or haven’t experienced because we haven’t had a reason to encounter it. Sometimes we can learn on our own, seeking knowledge for our own reasons or interests, but more often than not life presents us with people and moments that teach.
With that – during a time that there are so many “new” or different ways in which the world (and the people in it) are being faced with change – I challenge you to engage your curiosity, ignite your love of learning and seek to question the status quo. I implore you to drive the car rather than be a passenger who sometimes is pushed upon a scenario that lets them grow; demand and actively move toward the growth. Knowledge leads to wisdom (ideally) but we can’t get there if we sit and stagnate. Being content in your life is far different than being afraid or unwilling to learn. Asking questions of yourSELF and others are both important facets of the process we call life – and you might be surprised by the emotions that come up when you engage with yourself and others in a more meaningful, curious, and compassionate way. Only when we shine light inward can we see our shadows, and only then can we begin to address those shadows and explore them.