LEARNING & LIVING
Learning is exiting and fulfilling, new knowledge feeds our mind and sometimes travels all the way to our heart. Does it however reach our toes, our fingertips? Do we move, walk, act and react on what we have learned? Or is the knowledge quickly pushed aside when a more interesting way to do things comes along.
I love studying, reading, indulging in new matter and I will never say no to a challenge. I feel the rush of my mind expanding and soaking up every single detail of the latest hype on a topic. My head is happy and that makes my heart content. I think. But then I feel… my newly obtained wisdom is just as it was in my book, untouchable and distant. I remember the facts and I tied together in a story that is easier to remember, but I don’t feel a real connection to it all.
So much information is stacked in the drawers of my mind, neatly connected on a map of mnemonics. I can retain and relay this data, but that is all there is; it makes me feel like I am a computer.
In learning and teaching we easily forget how to instill valuable lessons within our being. We can regurgitate material and feel powerful by carrying the weight of empty words, sums and memes.
To really internalise the matter we study, we need to give it time. Time to feel through it, to play with it, to run with it and to learn to love it. A new project is like a new lover, at first sight it might look like ‘the one’, but after a while the masks come off and you realise that this is not the perfect match after all. Same with information. After a while your strongest believes might change, because you realise, while living the truth you have accepted, it might not fit your reality completely. You evolve and your library of knowledge needs to organically follow your growth.
Is it the material, the way we learned it, the way we tried to fit it in to our reality, or is it us? If we keep changing and evolving, do we need different input each and every step of the way?
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