open your big mouth

because curiosity is good

I don’t remember exactly when I realized it was ok to ask questions but since then I haven’t stopped. It hasn’t gotten me into trouble so far. I don’t know why more people aren’t like that. If you want to know something, you ask. YOU ASK! I don’t mean the little questions either. I mean the BIG questions. The questions that keep you up at night. You know, the ones you think about when you’re alone in the dark tossing and turning wondering why you can’t sleep. Oh yeah, that question. So you ask yourself and wonder and wonder and wish and hope and despair and it burns in your heart.

Does that ever get anyone anywhere? I’ve been afraid of asking, sure. I’ve been afraid to hear no; to hear that I’m crazy; to hear it’s impossible. But I won’t let a question linger too long in my heart or in my mind. Living with a question burning in your soul starts to wear down your body. It starts to show.

Ok, so what if you don’t know how to ask your BIG question? What do you do? You wait and you wait and you wait for the perfect opportunity to present itself. Or you hint at your question, you walk around it showing your question to the world in pieces. Yeah, what you’re really doing is putting it off! Stop it. Get down to the root of the question. What is it you really want to know? Why are you afraid of asking?

So, why are you afraid of asking? Fear is a powerful emotion but only if you feed it power. My curiosity has bitten me in the past and I’ve cried but after wiping the tears the fear is gone. Then I realize the fear wasn’t as big as I thought it was. Then I’m glad I opened my big mouth and asked my BIG question. Because you know what? I’ll always have another BIG question tomorrow so I might as well deal with it head on and without fear. Curiosity is good!