| Alien Perspective

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    Imagine if we had just landed on earth, and the kind of perspective we would likely have. We would probably be highly curious and inquisitive about everything, but especially those things that seemed out of the ordinary, dramatic, and spontaneous to us. And so we too could look curiously by having a similar alien perspective towards our own earthly life, such as those things that inspire us, or push our buttons. When we look curiously, we are looking more consciously. And so for example, we could look more consciously at our own or another’s mental, emotional, or physical behaviours. Curiosity creates attention, and attention switches on the brain, to a more conscious awareness, which can then lead to questioning, discovery, understanding and wisdom. (Please see contemplations on Curiosity).