Lifetime Learning | Jonathan Hilton Mind ConnectionsMay 9, 2022
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 are the ability to learn. This strength is a process that we should continue to nurture throughout our lives because of the benefits the process provides the individuals experiencing it. You are never too old or too wise to learn something new. Make new things you’re learning today part of your consciousness in thought, word, and action. This plan is for the special people to mark the completion of learning something new. I congratulate them and encourage them to keep on learning as much as possible throughout their life experience.
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 in the pages of a book, and I took it upon myself from there to get the words right and understand their meaning. Reading was magical and essential. More so now, to me, than ever before. You can learn about anything you want to know simply by accessing the information and reading it. All information is available at the click of a button. In a book or reliable website, almost any information can be collected and enhance your life.
To read is a process of taking words and adding animation and imagination to them. It can take you anywhere and allow you an experience almost anything. With the simple use of your vision and the images you see when words enter your brain. Reading gives everyone an equal chance to achieve. Everything from the secrets of gardening to quantum physics is available for the curious to learn. Trust that reading is fundamental to the ability to learn.
Learning is Healthy
Learning is suitable for your mind, body, and spirit. There is confidence in knowing that you can learn about anything that interests you. To learn is to grow, and to grow makes you better at life. If something stops growing, it stagnates, which is as accurate in people as in nature. The difference is that people choose to learn or not, and you have an option to know or not.
Look at the times you felt most alive and experienced the most incredible sense of wonder. It is often when you learn something new, and your mind is expanded by previously unknown information. Those who have a passion for learning are nearly unstoppable. Again there is confidence in the ability to learn. We should encourage all people of any age.
Learn and Grow
Looking at our society today, I don’t think we are interested in 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 provide skills that will allow a person to make a living, which is great until you learn that living is not a life. You can have both with the right encouragement.
Therefore, it falls on the person to be responsible for their learning and development. It is quite a minefield to navigate too. One has to overcome the continual distractions of entertainment and noise we face every day, 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 responsibility. Nothing can stop you but you.
Learn Something Every Day
This talent should not be a difficult task, there is a world of knowledge, and nobody knows everything. Pick a topic or activity 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, what 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
“PERFECT IS THE ENEMY OF GOOD.” –VOLTAIRE
“I’M STILL LEARNING.” –MICHELANGELO
“LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION.” –RALPH WALDO EMERSON
“LEARNING IS NOT ATTAINED BY CHANCE; IT MUST BE SOUGHT FOR WITH ARDOR AND ATTENDED TO WITH DILIGENCE.” ―ABIGAIL ADAMS
“YESTERDAY I WAS CLEVER, SO I CHANGED THE WORLD. TODAY I AM WISE, SO I AM CHANGING MYSELF.” –RUMI