Risk Challenging Your Everyday Thinking, to Expand Your Universe Forever – Daily Quote


As a child, I stared at the moon, marveling at the various shapes which illuminated the night sky. The full round globe and the shiny sliver of a crescent, the shape-shifting planet held my attention. I could not fathom how the sphere projected it’s varying forms. Then something extraordinary happened. A teacher created a demonstration using a basketball, a tennis ball, and a flashlight. Mind blown, my relationship with that celestial body changed forever.

It led me to question everything in my life. Which of my perceptions were wrong? Which were keeping secrets? How had I been so blind? The crisis hit me hard, and I had to do something. I decided I would work on developing my observation skills, and I examined my world. I read books, essays, and journals, then I asked questions and questioned the answers.

Even now, I still question conclusions others declare as facts and read voraciously across countless subjects. I expose myself to alternate hypotheses and compare them to my assumptions. I stare at the moon, marveling at the vastness of our universe.

What has stretched your mind?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Risk Challenging Your Everyday Thinking, to Expand Your Universe Forever – Daily Quote

  1. I too have always been curious, while not terribly brave. Although, for a while, I was a bit of a tom-boy when evacuated in WW2. Come to think of it, I explored a few tunnels, hung on to the back of a lorry…and roamed the Welsh hills in search of adventure…But then, the age of reasoning arrived and I became a bit more cautious. That’s when the wonderful world of ‘words’ kicked in and I became more desk-bound – with spates of travelling & ‘business’ in between. Now ancient, I delight in learning something new nearly every day. x

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    • Wow that sounds amazing. I bet you have some incredible stories to tell. I love learning new things. They say self proclaimed “experts” are the ones that know a little about a subject but not enough to realize just how much they don’t know. Keep learning and writing, my friend. 😊


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