Let Curiosity Guide You!
Summer is a great time to catch up on our reading, explore different cultures, and in general expand our horizons and our mindsets.
Principle #4 to Peace, Purpose & Freedom is Activate Your Learning Gene!
New discoveries are happening every day and many can improve our health, our mindset, our relationships, and our career. There is so much information available to us that we often don’t know what we don’t know.
I am a voracious reader, often reading three books, sometimes, more a week. I also listen to podcasts and watch YouTube videos. There’s so much to learn and that excites me.
We can also activate our learning gene by traveling to different countries. Last summer, Dana and I were in Africa on an amazing photographic safari seeing wildlife one often imagines when thinking of Africa––elephants, giraffes, gorillas, and exotic birds, like marabou storks, yellow hornbills, and lilac breasted rollers. It just stirred my soul.
Later this week, Dana and I are off to South America to join a few friends in Ecuador. I always learn so much from the people I travel with and the people I meet on these journeys. I feel truly blessed. My world expands and my mind is opened to so many new ways of thinking when I travel.
So here’s an invitation for the remainder of the summer (and beyond): Step outside your wheelhouse and be curious about what’s happening in the world beyond your own circle. Travel to exotic places, or even a neighboring city or state. You may even want to see what you might be missing in your own backyard.
One of my team members was raised in the Hudson Valley of New York State, and while she often went hiking on the grounds of Olana, home of the Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, she never stepped foot inside the castle he built for the love of his life! Now she takes every opportunity possible to explore new places. She just recently made the journey from southern California to her new home in Colorado––and instead of taking the shortest route, she and a friend stopped at several national parks along the way, savoring the breathtaking views and the rich history of the area.
Let me know what you’ll be doing over the next few weeks of summer. Have fun exploring and expanding your world.
PS If you’d like to know more about Jungle Principle #4, check out my YouTube channel and watch this short video: https://youtu.be/1YWmdCsQ4Sc
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