Have holy curiosity! What a wonderful way to express it – holy curiosity to make your life worth living.
Liz Gilbert describes curiosity:
“Curiosity is a tiny tap on the shoulder — a little whisper in the ear that says, “Hey, that’s kind of interesting…” The trick is to just follow your small moments of curiosity. It doesn’t take a massive effort. Just turn your head an inch. Pause for a instant. Respond to what has caught your attention. Look into it a bit. Is there something there for you? A piece of information? For me, a lifetime devoted to creativity is nothing but a scavenger hunt — where each successive clue is another tiny little hit of curiosity. Pick each one up, unfold it, see where it leads you next. Small steps . . .”
I love that. Have holy curiosity; follow those small moments of curiosity; listen to that quiet little whisper in the ear; turn your head just a little bit to see what caught your attention out of the corner of your eye. Pay Attention!
I have been talking a lot about paying attention lately, about following that little whisper. I’ve been having to practice what I preach as I put myself out there in the world.
Last week my book, This Way Up: Seven Tools for Unleashing Your Creative Self and Transforming Your Life, became available early on Amazon! Publishing date is April 26th, but Amazon released it early. This is very exciting on the one hand, but I wasn’t quite ready, I felt cheated somehow; I went to Amazon to check on something unrelated to my publishing date, and there on the page it said: “In stock and ready to ship!” Suddenly I felt like I was on the back foot and needed to do more and move faster.
So I have been actively promoting my book and researching with holy curiosity different places for interviews and promotion. It is not for the faint of heart, I assure you.
Today I had a wonderful interview on Artist First Radio with host Tony Kay, President of the ArtistFirst Radio Network. It was such fun to be interviewed and to talk about my book for a whole hour.
I’ll close today with the interview. It is an hour, so it does take a bit of a commitment to listen to the whole thing. But if you can please do take the time to listen.
I’d love any feedback you have, and as always thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.