"The nervous system gives us three things. It gives us information about the body, Information about the environment, And the curiosity to do so." - Moshe Feldenkrais
Curiosity is at the very heart of learning. It's what drives people to want to learn more about something.
Once that initial spark of curiosity happens, the next step is to investigate the topic, event or thing, more thoroughly. That investigation then leads to wanting to wholly understand it -- to unravel the mystery of it. And of course, that's where learning comes into action.
So why if curiosity is so fundamental to our learning, discovery and understanding, are we all so judgmental. Yes, even you. I certainly am, many times. I think it's human nature.
And yet, while it is in our nature to be judgmental it’s not always useful to us. We look down on others, as if we are so much better … and that creates division between people. We assess a situation, think we know it and continue on without the curiosity to look further and learn.
Curiosity however is the characteristic that encourages us to engage with things that we don’t understand. To be curious about the people around us so we will want to understand them.
This is the opposite of judgment.
It’s hard to be curious and judgmental at the same time. Judgment is closed and limited. Curiosity is open and spacious.
We can use curiosity to learn about others and what motivates them. It compels us to investigate new ideas, meet new people and try things we've never done before.
Being curious about the way we move can enhance our natural ability to change and continue to develop throughout our lives. It is applicable to anyone wanting to improve the quality of his or her everyday life and activities.
By understanding and identifying our habits in movement, we can learn and acquire alternatives that promote greater ease and well-being.
Rather than our knowing ‘the right’ way to move our curiosity can provide us with more choices of how we 'might' move; so that we can choose the most efficient and most comfortable way of moving and being.