I love learning. No, scratch that I’m passionate about learning! I try to learn something new every day. Some days the learning is huge. Other days it’s subtle.
Some days the learning is about me: what I believe, who I am, things I need to work on. Some days the learning is about others: how hurtful, unloving, unkind, mean-spirited; how generous, gracious, thoughtful people can be.
Some days the learning involves a new approach: to technology or art or gardening or writing or music or a new chess move or history or literature or religion or politics. And some days, it’s a combination.
Each night before I go to bed, I ask myself “what have you learned today?” Recently a difficult moment and at the same time grace-filled moment helped highlight a lesson again. The lesson of forgiveness was learned
again. Just when I think I’ve learned this lesson, another situation / person / event reminds me that forgiveness happens over and over and over and over again.
Forgiveness of others, forgiveness of God/Higher Power/Holy One,
forgiveness of self – not easy lessons but important and integral to spiritual growth and self-awareness.
Yes, I love learning – not always but most of the time. 🙂
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