“Interest” comes from the Latin “interesse,” that is “to be in-between.” If I am interested, I must transcend my ego, be open to the world, and jump to it: interest is based on activeness.*
We all want to live an interesting life.
It just may be that we cannot live it where we are right now.
I don’t mean geographically, but
emotionally, mentally, spiritually.
The interesting life asks us to open more
than our minds to who and what is around us, more
than our hearts to what we find;
It calls us to open our will, and
step into our larger Self … because
there’s a lot more “interested” in us than we realise.
*Erich Fromm’s The Revolution of Hope.