Life is the greatest teacher, when we allow it to be. Every one of us could title our Life Story: The Education of (Your Name).
Education, or learning generally, is the key to unlocking more than just knowledge but potentially wisdom. What is that difference, for you? For me it is not merely knowing WHAT, but WHY and ethically HOW.
Education is a reciprocal relationship with with life and/or with other beings. We teach–intentionally or not–from our experiences; we learn from observing or interacting with others or with nature or Spirit.
At best, our education equips us to embark upon and to learn and teach from new, “fresh” experiences. An experience is new only if we can approach it from a fresh perspective, applying what we have learned previously. I like to remember the psychology premise that says, if you keep repeating the same ‘mistake’ or running into the same “wall,” then perhaps it is time to go AROUND it.
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One way to tap into your daily education is to journal and/or to actively contemplate every day. In your journal you can ask:
What Have I Learned Today?
What Have I Taught?
How might what you discover from journaling about or reflecting on these questions equip you for something ‘new’?
I welcome YOUR Story and Comments