Goats are known for their curiosity. I’m not necessarily looking at curiosity as a good or a bad thing. As with most things, it can be useful or it can further complicate my life. Do you have memories of someone saying to you, “curiosity killed the cat?” I heard this whenever I was asking for information that someone didn’t want to give me or when I was looking for something they didn’t want to me to find. I think it is important to remember that curiosity is also what fuels all of our best discoveries and inventions. Someone has to wonder who, what, when, where, why, or how in order to learn, grow, and invent new things.
As you prepare for the following tapping exercise, engage your curious mind and look forward to the possibilities.
Setup (Karate Chop Point): Even though I’m not as curious about myself and my world as I used to be, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though my curiosity about things seems to have faded, I choose to allow it to grow within me. Even though my curiosity has been suppressed over the years, I choose to rekindle my love for knowing how the world works and I am open to learning more about myself to.
Side of Eye…It is time to discover new things
Under the Eye…It is time to know how things work
Under the Nose…It is time to know more about myself
Chin…It is time to open myself up
Collarbone…To the possibility of knowing more
Under the Arm…About things than I do right now
Top of Head…At least the things that are really mine to know.
Eyebrow…I gueses this could take the form of nosiness
Side of Eye…About other people’s stuff
Under the Eye…But I don’t want to invade their privacy
Under the Nose…So while I might be curious
Chin…That wouldn’t be an action I should pursue
Collarbone…But to better understand the world around me
Under the Arm…And to better understand myself
Top of Head…Seem like reasonable starting places
Eyebrow…I remember my children
Side of Eye…Were always asking “why”
Under the Eye…Why is the sky blue?
Under the Nose…Why do dogs sniff butts?
Chin…Their curiosity seemed endless
Collarbone…And it drove me nuts
Under the Arm…Probably because I didn’t know the answers
Top of Head…And because their timing was awful
Eyebrow…But now I see the value
Side of Eye…In wondering why
Under the Eye…In contemplating how
Under the Nose…And I want to bring that curiosity
Chin…Back into my life
Under the Arm…Trying to make sense of things
Top of Head…Embracing the curiosity that is my birthright.
This tapping is a jumping off point for exploring this topic of curiosity. Consider the following suggestions for continuing your tapping with this goat attribute:
- Tap through the points while describing a particular instance in which your curiosity was not appreciated by others or may have been punished.
- Tap while describing a particular instance in which you encountered a goat.
- Tap while describing any instance in which you suppressed your own curiosity and your reasons for it.
- Tap while describing any frustration or negative emotion about not being able to find the answers you seek.