Our best teachers start a fire inside us. The fire will last a life time if you tend to it.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
Watch this Amazing 103 year old women – still loving the life long learning of Dance
Learning, unlike a degree, is life long and makes life long. The more you learn the more each minute is lived. Each scene, each emotion, each relationship is enhanced through your leaning.
Learning keeps you young. Tending to that fire of curiosity keeps our mind and spirit active.
Learning is the path to the gift of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom. Wisdom is within-accessible to all of us; is a gift to us. This spirit becomes more accessible if we humble ourselves and seek to learn.
The curiosity to learn a new skill, sport, discipline, hobby – keeps you alert, on on the right path and away from the stress and damage of pride and arrogance.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. – Matthew 11:29
The toddler quickly finds trouble at grandma’s house. So, Grandma lovingly tries to remove the dangers.
Eventually, with loving guidance from parents and mentors we learn the difference – avoid things that cause pain.
Toddlers learn to avoid sharp edges and navigate the least painful path.
As adults, it’s harder to distinguish the difference between the path that leads to joy or misery. Ironically, often the choice of immediate pleasure is the wrong way.
We must learn the way of Wisdom. This is beyond parenting and mentorship.
Wisdom comes from within
Beyond health and beauty I loved her, And I chose to have her rather than the light, because her radiance never ceases.
Yet all good things together came to me with her,and countless riches at her hands;
I rejoiced in them all, because Wisdom is their leader,though I had not known that she is their mother.
We make mistakes. Even the most pious Saints and the greatest Kings, like Solomon, make mistakes. Through humility and seeking Wisdom-mistakes can lead you to the path of Joy.
Love Wisdom and the right path will be set before you.