“In the human cortex, in which there are few ready-made patterns at birth, there is a greater tendency for forming new patterns than in other animals; hence our great investigatory curiosity.” - Moshe Feldenkrais
Curiosity is about listening more, asking more questions rather than looking for the confirmation for pre-existing answers. Curiosity is the foundation for flexibility and for empathy.
Whenever there's pain, I am reminded to move away from the one way of doing, thinking and feeling. I'm reminded there are often many possible answers for the same question, and I invite in a state of curiosity.
Through the Feldenkrais Method I practice curiosity in action. First, I get curious about noticing how I do what I do, about what are my habitual responses and then, while I play with many variants, I ask what other options are there for me.
Thank you for your attention. I’m looking forward to seeing you in class.