Encouraging word of the day
Learn-gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in (something) by study, experience, or being taught.
One of the most powerful gifts we can have as human beings is the ability to learn. This is a process that we should continue throughout our lives because of the benefits the process provides the individuals experiencing it. You are never too old or too smart to learn something new. Make new things your learn today part of your consciousness in thought, word and action.
Reading is Fundamental
I learned to read before I went to school. My mother taught me by reading to me every night and I saw the magic that was contained in the pages of a book. I took it upon myself from there to get the words right and to understand their meaning. Reading was magical and important. More so now to me than ever before. Anything that you want to learn about, you can learn simply by accessing the information and reading it. All information is available in the click of a button. In a book or on a reliable website.
To read is a process of taking words and adding annimation and imagination to them. It can take you anywhere and allow you and experience of almost anything. With the simple use of your imagination and the images you see when words enter you brain. Reading gives everyone an equal chance to achieve. All things from the secrets of gardening to the mysteries of quantum physics are available for the inquisitive to learn. Trust that reading is fundamental to the ability to learn.
Learning is Healthy
This is good for your mind, body and spirit. There is a confidence in knowing that you are capable of learning about anything that interests you. To learn is to grow, to grow makes you better at life. If something stops gtrowing it stagnates and that is as true in people as it is in nature. The difference is that people have a choice to learn or not. You have a choice to learn or not.
Look at the times you felt most alive and experienced the greatest sense of wonder. Most often it is when you learn something new and your mind is expanded by information previously unknown. Those who have a passion for learning are nearly unstoppable. Again there is a confidence in the ability to learn we should encourage in all people of any age.
Learn and Grow
Looking at our society today, I don’t think that we are really interested growing the economy rather than growing individuals. The collective consciousness seems to be set on consumerism and selfishness rather than creating truly educated people. Our educational system is designed to produce workers and consumers but not learners. The goal is to providce skills that will allow a person to make a living, which is great until you learn that a living is not a life. You can have both with the right encouragment.
Therefore, it falls on the person to be responsible for their own learning and development. It is quite a minefield to navigate too. One has to overcome the continual distractions of entertainment and noise we face everyday, all the time. It can seem like there is precious little time to focus on learning new things. Make the time, the quality of the life you build is your responsibilty. Nothing can stop you but you.
Learn Something Every Day
This should not be a difficult task, there is a world of knowledge and nobody knows everything. Pick a topic or activity that you are interested in and learn something about it. Put it into practice in your life and see what happens. When you are conscious of your thoughts, words and actions toward learning, the things you want to learn will come to you. What is it you want to learn today?
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo