Yesterday, I wrote about what curiosity, my January Word of the Month, has taught me.
I am a month into my 2018 12 Words adventure of holding a word a month in my awareness, exploring what it means to me, embodying it in the way that I live, and learning what it has to teach me.
What has it meant so far, to live with a word for the month?
I have loved living with a word for a month, and I’m already looking forward to my adventure with embodying Vitality, in February.
For me, it was like having an amiable companion in my walk through life.
When I was feeling good, curiosity felt like a playmate, showing me things that I would have otherwise missed. I saw things as if for the first time. I discovered many surprises.
When I was feeling a bit of a wobble, curiosity nudged its way in, as if to say “What if?”:
- What if I’m not seeing the whole picture?
- What if something else is also possible?
- What if I look at this another way?
- What might also be true?
- What is my deeper truth?
When I remembered my commitment to curiosity, these questions emerged quite naturally and spontaneously, as if to ask them was to show respect to curiosity.
When I forgot about my word, I felt like I missed some of the richness and depth of my world.
I love having a word to companion me, and to inform me in my journey.
I’m very much looking forward to what I discover with vitality as my new companion, in February.