Inquisitiveness ~ Chögyam Trungpa

When you were very young, three years old, you didn’t want to look into the possibility of escape, particularly, because you were so interested in how things were done. You used to ask your father and your mother all sorts of questions: “Why is this so, Mommy? Why is this so, Daddy? Why do we do this? Why don’t we do that?” But that innocent inquisitiveness has been forgotten, lost. Therefore you have to re-ignite it. Getting into your cocoon of habitual behavior happens after that initial inquisitiveness. Once there was tremendous inquisitiveness happening and then you couldn’t care less. You thought that you were being mistreated by your world, so you jumped into your cocoon and decided to ignore the whole thing…. Actually using our sense perceptions properly – inquisitiveness – is so important.


Chögyam Trungpa

from the book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior


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