how to explore (without a map) – part 3

The second step is to find something that you think is interesting. Note: it’s something YOU think is interesting. It doesn’t have to be big, new, important or any of that stuff. It just has to be interesting to you. Don’t worry about what anyone else’s thinking. Trust me, they aren’t. You’re not here to impress anyone else, just you. So; what’s interesting – even slightly?

Look around again, and see if there’s something else that’s interesting. Does it relate to the first? Is it more interesting? If yes, pursue it. If no, look around again. This is not complicated, it’s just about looking and listening and learning. Keep it simple. Keep in the routine. Get in the flow.

Here’s a quick example. You look out your window. You notice it’s raining. Why doesn’t the water just run straight down the glass? How many times each year does the rain fall against this window? Same as last year? How much does the average droplet of rain weigh? What colour is it against your neighbour’s wall? Where did this water come from? Before then? Really? How do you know? How many songs do you know that include rain themes? Well, there’s ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’, ‘The Rain in Spain’, ‘Purple Rain’…

Wait! I’m getting ahead of myself because…

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