A failure of curiosity is what it is, Kate said towards the end of our fourth conversation… and what she’s not pointing to is us, as I am sure there’s never been a Tankespjärn-episode with as many questions, ever.
Questions on curating life:
“I curate my life. It’s on me to make.
What do I want my life to be? How do I want it to be, where do I want it to be, and with whom do I want it to be? How can I set it up in such a way? Do I dare dream? And what are those dreams? Am I making inroads on some of those dreams?” ~ Helena
In life, friendships play an important part. So, there are questions on friendship:
“What is a friend? What am I looking for from a friend? What do I require from a friend versus what do I enjoy from a friend? And what kind of food do I need? What nourishment do I need from friendship? Because I’m feeling like it’s changed.” ~ Kate
And to curate my life, becoming conscious about ‘the system that is me’, body and mind alike, is a factor. So yeah, questions about that too:
“How little we are trained to consciously sense into: Where am I right now? What does my body need right now? What’s my state? We don’t do that.” ~ Helena
Now… I profess, I do love questions. And yet, all questions aren’t necessarily of service all the time. How they are worded and asked, the energy of them, as well as current circumstances, including my state of mind, all impact and influence the level of service I might, or might not, gain from a question asked.
But to a large part, I still say that if you are curiously exploring life with the help of openly asked questions, chances are you live a life filled with life, and don’t run the risk of suffering from a failure of curiosity.
…and I promise, there’s even more questions in the episode, so press play and tag along for even more tankespjärn.
- Kate Inglis, most easily found through her website
- Twilight retreat with @wildherbarista and @whentheblackbirdsings_
- Me and Özlem on anarchy in episode 62 and on improv in episode 67
- Ishmael and two more books by Daniel Quinn
- Jocko Willink author of the book Extreme Ownership and host of the Jocko podcast
- Malmö Impro, tisdagsgruppen
- Alan Watts – Being in the Way – Ep. 15 – Changes: The Houseboat Summit with Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Synder, & Allen Cohen
- Runornas årshjul by @vildmedicin (Swedish online course about 24 runes)
- Wall-e, the film
- Nicholas Nassim Taleb, Antifragile
- Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
- anonymousphotoproject on Instagram
- Doing Gentle with an Edge, e/audiobook by Helena Roth