is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Forty Words for Forty Days: Day 38-Curious

Curious is an inquisitive word. Curious looks into things, opens things, prods things, and stirs things. It peeks and stares. It smells and tastes. It handles and examines. It is somewhat of a fearlessly cautious word.

Curious wants to experience more than what has already been experienced. It wants to know more than is already known, to see more, to feel more, to understand more. Curious asks the “I wonder” question. Or the “How” question, the “Why” question, the “What” question, and the “Where” question. Curious invents questions, thinks on them, and acts on them.

What is unknown invites the curious. What is new tempts. But curious is not careless. Curious takes time to discover and uncover. It is not in a hurry. It is not reckless. Curious is measured. It adds to what it already knows. Curious is movement—movement in a process of discovery and transformation. The curious soul moves into the discovery process, and this process transforms her.

Here is my reflective question for the day: “In what ways does curious transform your soul?”

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