I felt the weight of these words in my gut when I read them earlier this week in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. You know the feeling when it seems as if you remember a truth you once knew by heart, but had forgotten? When your body agrees with your mind and offers proof with a shot of adrenaline and a covering of goosebumps?
If I was a cartoon, there would have been a flashing neon arrow pointing to the words in the book saying “THIS! Don’t miss THIS!”
Suffice it to say, I have become curious about this idea of curiosity vs. fear.
Curiosity says dig deeper. Fear says stay safe.
Curiosity says explore, play, get your hands dirty. Fear says it will be too messy and too hard.
Curiosity says give it a try. Fear says what if I fail?