A curiosity in history; a curiosity in story.
History is pretty key. Every thing we are in the moment, at this moment, has every thing to do with, is utterly, umbilical-cordly connected to our past. It may be easy to forget history’s relevance from time to time when we are bombarded with so much present hype, mainstream media, delicious foods, shopping trends, alcohol, the internet and social media addiction. Goldfish, we skitter and swim back and forth from high to high, but a grounding truth emerges when we are aware of history – and its endless tale. When we dig into history, we can become aware of why people may be in the circumstances they are in; ie, aware of why people think, feel, hear, perceive differently, of why inequality exists, why misunderstandings, why affairs of war and peace occur – why we are shaped differently. Knowing history also helps us understand our faults as a species and can help reduce mistakes in the future. History is intertwined with culture, ideology, tradition. A basic curiosity in history and thus other cultures/traditions leads to : expanding the mind.
When I was younger, I had preset notions and understandings of life. Only now, as time devolves further and further do I realize that there are truly infinite dimensions of how we can understand a life, a story – through 6 billion pairs of eyes and minds, each day dying and rebirthing – an endless cycle.
Delving into history, learning about other cultures, about how they eat, dance, live, love, give, is a wonderfully enriching exercise, allowing you feel in another’s shoes- to empathize, to Love further. From World Wars, Civil Wars, Native Indian culture and history, Indigenous cultures, to Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, Europe, Middle East, Australia, The Indies, The Caribbean, Antarctica, the list continues.
The list also continues beyond history in the traditional sense (humanity’s history). You can learn about the history of food, organisms, animals, nature. There was even an best selling book published by Mark Kurlansky about the entire history of SALT. If a writer can delve years into fabricating an interesting tale about SALT, you can pretty much find an interesting story about any – thing – in Life.
Broaden your horizons, you will find they are unimaginably limitless; once we begin, we cannot stop. There is a story to every thing. Rather than state our opinions, our judgments, let us humbly wonder, wander, ask questions, explore, like the wide eyed angels we are all once born as. Ask more questions, answer less: Listen over state.
Start any time, any where, easily: simply google search a thought. YouTube, Netflix; there are tons of channels streaming massive amounts of information, of stories!
Wonder, Wander ~ * Let insatiable curiosity feed us, let the knowledge we learn grow strong and high, blossom toward heaven so that whenever we encounter another, we see with only Love and No Pre Conceived Judgment!