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Time’s Wisdom – Blog No. 17

Time's Wisdom

Wisdom evolves in the way all things that evolve, do.  That is its wisdom.  There is profound clarity in the statement:  ‘Wisdom is choosing now what will make sense later.’  That later – when it comes – will provide in its demonstration evidence of wisdom’s consistent evolution.  Wisdom trusts instinct.  Instinct stems from experience.  From time to time it bypasses instinct on its Wisdom Business of researching some learning and as such, focussing on the horizon, it trips over a growth node.  That Wisdom has tripped once (or so) is not of much consequence in the big picture.  In the big picture space has been made for tripping.  Besides, trip-wires are made to be tripped over.  It is how you fall that matters, and whether or not you get up.

It would seem that we do not all subscribe to the same Wisdom System.  That is a good thing.  I trust in what I trust, I believe what I do.  That is because I have time-trialed my years and let them come to their own conclusions.  It makes sense to work your learning to your advantage, given that true learning does not come easily.  Being ‘at an advantage’ does not – in this context – mean that you will find yourself in a privileged position through virtue of your learning, it means that you will find yourself in the perfect position to do what it is in your life that needs doing.  The degree of personal work you did with the experiences you chose to have determines your capacity to handle further learning.  Handling capacity is what further learning is all about and a life without further learning is pointless.

Naturally, Time’s Wisdom flies.  If it was always to walk, it might miss some of its own most important points.  It is important to understand that although Wisdom is conveyed by every language on the planet it does not rely on verbal communication.  That is why the link between Wisdom and instinct is a strong one.  Some things you know.  And when you know that you know them, then is when you learn the extent of your experiences’ evolution.

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Family – Blog No. 55

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Family is what you make of it. It can be anything you like. It is said that you cannot choose your family but you can choose your friends. I am not sure that is entirely true. I suspect that there are instances where it is possible to choose your family. It depends who you are and where you choose to call home.

Every single person on this planet has at one time or another been a part of a family. Whether that family proved to be dysfunctional or not is immaterial. Whether the dynamics were skewed, or the values lacking, a family at base-level inception wants the best for all its members and this means it will pass on its greatest strengths in addition to its weaknesses. It is what a person makes of weakness that determines their future.

Family is a social concept. It works. It is not something that is determined by a name, or a label. It is a feeling. An understanding. Family members get each other. That is how you know you are family. A family celebrates its members. It is not intolerant of them, nor does it try to repress its lessons, if it is wise. What are lessons for, unless to learn from?

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The wonder – Blog No. 23

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… of getting the joke and loving the humour

… of feeling the lyric tug at your heart and understanding the reason the song was written

… of considering the workings of your eyes

… of trusting someone or something implicitly

… of knowing you can speak your mind and be heard

… of creating something out of nothing

… of watching a rising full moon dominate an horizon

… of sharing your dreams with those who want to know and choose to believe

… of turning good into better and better into best

… of making your own acquaintance when you least expect it

… of letting yourself succeed at what means most to you

… of giving and seeing why

… of living inside sleep

… of loving to distraction

… of being in a position to help

… of knowing exactly what to do

and

… of learning exactly how to do it.

 

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Understanding – Blog No. 22

understandingIt is an interesting thought.  How do you convey an understanding?  That is some skill, when you can do that effectively.  It is a skill we are all learning, all the time.  It is about being skilled in communication.  However you choose to do that.  Understanding is visceral.  You can feel it.  How do you confer a feeling?  First you must understand the feeling before you can attempt to share it.  When you hear a truth, remember that you do not need to remind yourself to remember it for the future, when you hear a truth it sinks right in.  You have to do nothing more than hear it.  Hearing is not the same as listening.  Also, it is best if you do not start trying to fight the truth with reason – man’s reason ought not be valued as much as it is in this world.  It tries with its noise to out-shout others whose opinions are more valuable.

It is said that love means understanding a person’s position when they wrong you, treat you badly.  Instead of lashing out, you stand back and you consider what pain the person must be in.  Pain governs a great deal of bad behaviour and oftentimes deserves empathy.  This can be challenging.  Of course, should the person treating you badly simply be an arsehole, then take yourself out of their equation.  In life there is really little point in surrounding yourself with arseholes, do not allow yourself to become one, either.  It is a choice.

To share an understanding with another is a beautiful thing indeed.  Your understandings will guide you in life.  They guide very effectively when you have them accessible, your understandings lead you to ever-new perceptions about people, times, places.  Fresh perceptions are necessary in life.  They inspire you.  When you understand something new, or you understand a thing differently to the way you understood it before, you give yourself tools with which to work your life around you.  It is worth taking time to understand a thing, things.  Tools come in a variety of shapes, and sizes.

 

 

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Ignorance – Blog No. 20

ignorance-in-business-unethicalIgnorance is a choice.  As is refusing to believe a fact when it is irrefutable.  Fortunately facts abound in our world.  They provide stability, a framework.  Lay-people should not be so afraid of them, they are tried and tested – each one.  Facts can be relied upon.  They are there for you to use, so use them wisely.  It is pointless ignoring them.  That is choosing to be stupid.  No one should choose to be stupid.  Ignorant is not the same as stupid.  There is a marked difference.  Ignorance is curable.  Stupidity is often terminal.

Should you currently find yourself in challenging circumstances do not plead ignorance as to the whys or whens of these tricky situations.  You have brought them to yourself.  They have arrived because you needed to learn something new.  It is simpler to accept lessons when they come, trust that there is a reason.  Lessons occasionally bend you out of shape.  They push your boundaries.  This is not a problem.  Stretching through learning is worth every squeak and groan of the expanding infrastructure in your mind.  When you begin to eradicate your ignorance through deliberate effort you will find that your life opens up immeasurably.  You will find that you start to care more about the world in which you live because you understand it better.

Educate your children.  Then teach them to have patience with ignorance.  There are a lot of ignorant people on this planet and the children are the ones who are going to have to remedy this situation.  It is the next generation that is going to carry that load.  As a people we should think more about what we are consigning to our kids.  The society they are set to inherit is not looking good.  It is going to take a monumental effort on the part of those currently in power to make this different.  One would hope that those currently in power understand their responsibility.

 

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The Brokenhearted – Blog No. 72

broken-heart-syndromeTrust that it is necessary to have your heart broken at least once in this life.  It need not be a relationship breakdown that brings it on, it could be your cat getting squashed by a car.  A death in the family.  It could be that you feel brokenhearted because the world is in the state it is.  It depends how deep your feelings go.  When your heart is broken, you are forced into a confrontation with yourself.  You are wounded and you are not happy.  The conversations you will have with yourself will be filled with self-pity and usually you respond to the call of victim for a time.  Be sure that it is only for a time.

The broken heart heals if you allow it to.  When it is permitted to thrash around in agony it works its pain out the way it knows how.  Let it.  This is the best way.  Your emotions will take the hit, but that can be managed.  A broken heart hurts.  It is a physical ache, a mental torture.  A spiritual strengthening.  A broken heart does not forget how to love.  Ever.  It just struggles to adjust to the idea that its sharing is going to have to be with somebody new.  It is hard to let go of the old to make space for the new.  In fact that is one of this life’s biggest challenges.  Falling out of love with someone is not the end of the world.  Recognising the truth of the matter, is.  A love lost breaks a heart, every time.  A broken heart comes with sadness.  Sadness is heavy and it decimates your being, but it has to be felt and it has to be worked through.  You cannot ignore it.  Remember that sadness will stay with you as long as it can.  It is up to you to decide when the time is over for its punishment.

The healed heart will carry scars.  This is not serious.  Each scar, a love.  How can that be bad news?  Celebrate the loves you have had in your life.  You will know which have been loves and which have not.  Try not to hate people you once loved.  That is not productive.  It is your responsibility to remind yourself why you loved them once upon a time.  That reason – those reasons – must be enough to prevent you from regretting your choices.  If you cannot bring yourself to a place where you can at least appreciate the learning you have received through loving and losing love, you have a lot of work to do.  Each love in your life has been sent to you for a reason.  You are a reason in someone else’s life.  Assess yourself.  Your relationships.  Are you getting what you need?  Are you learning?  If you are not, you must ask yourself what you are doing.

 

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Revolution – Blog No. 63

love-revolution1It’s time to look at what it means to (r)evolve.  A full revolution will take you 360°.  That means going full-circle.  When you have hit your beginning – and you will know when that is – you are ready to decide how you would like to proceed.  Until you reach your beginning, you cannot start.  It makes perfect sense.  Perfect sense is where you want to be.  In order to find perfect sense, you have to try different things.  You might like a bit of this, a bit of that.  It takes time to build for yourself a perfect picture.

Your revolution can happen any time you want it to.  You must just be decisive.  You cannot be wishy-washy when it comes to choosing revolution.  What will it take for you to reach your beginning?  It will take you facing up to yourself.  That means looking equally long at your good and your bad.  In your 360° revolution you will find yourself in every frame, different.  You will understand from this finding that you are – in this particular embodiment – simply another challenge sent to face circumstance.  We are all gladiators in this life.  The key to a successful revolution is to accept yourself in every frame.  It is not easy to accept every part of yourself, but it must be done.  Be tolerant of whatever you present to yourself in terms of life trials, too, i.e. the choices you make.  You make your choices consciously.  Know one thing – they alone are what cause the calm or drama in your life.  If you are tired of drama, remove yourself from the dramatic situation you are a part of and refrain from making the kind of choices that take you back there.  It is as easy as that.

Once our (r)evolution is complete, we find ourselves in a new, clean headspace.  In this headspace you will find your best, the part of you that has been watching, and learning, all along.  Whilst you have been busy living – however you have chosen to do that – the work has been going on.  That is the wonder of (r)evolution.  It is not for you to be alarmed by the open ground ahead.  The best news about open ground is that there is space to create what is needed.  When you get given your reigns and the authority to manage without interference both your dark and light sides then you will find that you have every single tool at your disposal with which to craft perfection.  If you are not interested in a perfect world then you are on the wrong planet.

 

 

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