Replace Fear with Curiosity, Find out Your Truth
When you are driving to work every morning, have you ever noticed other people’s faces – strangers who are rushing to wherever they’re getting a paycheck from? Try it for yourself tomorrow. I doubt that you will find a joyous face and a genuine smile. There will be 3 types: angry face, idle face or worried face. That sums up the dominating emotional anchorage of modern humans: anger, idleness, and fear.
Have you wondered why they keep doing it to themselves? Every day, from 9 to 5, be a piece in a machine, run in the herd of millions hamsters to power the wheel of the system, get bogged down by all sort of dogmas. I don’t know the scientific answer to this, but I have my suspicion. I suspect that they fear of change.
Actually, we like the idea of change, we eat it up when there is sudden twist in the plot of our movies. But when it comes to real life, most of us are frightened by its process.
I’m not talking about changing dinner menu, I’m talking about changing what worth changing. To detach from and re-examine our belief systems, our rights and wrongs, our do’s and don’ts, our ego which has been relentlessly conditioned in a society that doesn’t encourage us to ask question. I’m talking about experimenting a new way to see the world, and take a plunge to the unknown. There is an antidote to fear: curiosity.
An inquisitive mind is a mind that obtains ultimate freedom: freedom from all fears. A free mind as the mind of Albert Einstein - a man driven his unbounded curiosity – leads him to change the face of humankind.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
While having coffee with a friend the other day, I asked him a question “What do you want, really?” He locked his eyes in mine and answered “To find out the truth and express my truth to others.” His response was so genuine and real and beautiful. I wish there are more young persons like him, whose curiosity is so large it silences the ego.
Have you ever questioned for once, what is said to you by the TV, the magazine, your parents, your boss, you colleagues, your friends, your lover, you teachers? Or have you taken them in by default as truth?
Have you ever shut down your inner voice – the inner guidance – to believe in authority which you think know more than you?
Once a friend asked me “What do you believe in?” I answered “The truth”. We have been raised in a society that spoon-feeds truth. The society, the authorities, our parents, our teachers, our organizations don’t encourage us to question. They don’t like us to doubt because we might become a misfit, a rebel, a lone nut, or a genius.
Have you observed, inquired, debated, researched, in order to conclude your own truth, using your own brain?
Have you been reading this very article with openness and curiosity? Or have you been condemning what I wrote because it’s different from your worldview? Or have you been swallowing these words like popping vitamins without thinking twice?
Have you ever thought, for once, that you are here to break the old patterns that have perpetuated for decades – the patterns that result in the world we live today? And suspected that the only way to do it is to awake your intelligence?
Do you want to find out the truth for yourself?