Today’s new contemplayful word:
Curiosify – to awaken and focus curiosity in oneself or another.
Curiosifier – A person who stimulates/awakens the fire of curiosity in others.
The best teachers are master curiosifiers. Skill as a curiosifier is key to success in many endeavors: social change activism, story telling, leadership in business, etc.
I’ve been observing and reflecting on the social and psychological dynamics that shape the ebb and flow of curiosity in a relationship, in a life. It’s my central to my calling in life: studying the social ecology of curiosity and the art of curiosifying
Krista Tippett describes the spirit of curiosifying:
“It’s hard to transcend a combative question. But it’s hard to resist a generous question. We all have it in us to formulate questions that invite honesty, dignity, and revelation. There is something redemptive and life-giving in asking better questions.”
Curiosifying is key to my life’s work, to my calling and in all my relationships. If I am not activating and engaging your curiosity, if we are not welcoming each other’s probing curiosity, we’re either wasting each other’s time or living in survival mode.
Would you like to enjoy greater curiosifying in your life? In what areas and/or relationships?
All for now