Be = A command to be. To do something that ends with “I AM.” Now. Practicing. Real. Genuine. Not pretending. Not wishing. I am. No denying.
1. eager to learn or know; inquisitive.
2. arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual: a curious sort of person; a curious scene.
Be curious = Ask questions. Really want to know. Want to find out. Explore possibilities. Find out one thing and then ask another. Be gentle. Do not assume to know the answers. Ask only in the spirit of knowing more, of having more information. Be thoughtful. Be observant. Be in awe.
Not = No. Don’t. The opposite. Option B. The other thing. Negative. Denied. Refused.
Be curious not = Be curious, not not curious.
faultfinding, hypercritical, critical, overcritical, rejective, discriminating, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finicky, nitpicky, particular, picky, quibbling, opinionated, attitudinal, conclusive, harsh, merciless, uncharitable, unforgiving, biased, prejudiced
Be curious not judgmental = Want to know someone not think you already know everything you need to; ask questions without finding fault and without already deciding something about someone; be eager in learning more not eager to make conclusions.
I think to accept someone for who they are, it takes a curiosity about their very being. It may require posing questions, not for the next Grand Inquisition, but to really learn about someone at their very core. If not actually asking questions, it’s just a general attitude of, “I’m curious about you. When you feel comfortable, please tell me more and I’ll thank you for sharing.” 16 months ago