Sunday, April 7, 2013

Week 14 of The Art of Living: I Don't Know

The day I found out my head was round...
becuase I didn't even know
I Don’t Know

Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom, but with all your getting, get an understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

When I was a kid, I fell upon this scripture from Proverbs and it quickly became my favorite.
I have always loved to learn, so being told to do so was a joy to me.
Whenever I speak at a conference, I typically sit in on other sessions simply because I know that I will have the opportunity to learn something new. The topic rarely matters, because I know that I will get to see some aspect of that topic in a new light.
Most folks walk around as if everything they needed to learn really was taught in kindergarten. The idea and the thought behind the sentiment may be well meaning, but you must continue to learn.
The more I know, the more I know I don’t know. I don’t want to ever stop learning, nor do I want to feel that I know all there is to know about anything—it’s absurd to do so.
The more I learn about the world around me, the more I understand myself.
If you want to live a more fulfilled life, be open to learning more.
Start with the job you do; it can be a job you have at home or one outside of your house. Take some aspect of it and learn more about it. What’s new in your field? What can you add to your knowledge arsenal?
Take the learning up a notch by stepping outside of the familiar and spend a week in deep study. Read a book, watch a documentary and go through a series of TED talks. Read several articles or blogs and do a computer search until your heart is content.
Whatever the subject, you will see the immediate application to your own life and well-being.
If you are not learning, you are not truly living.
Learn something new every single day and then get an understanding.

The more you learn, the more you grow,
Be you, be well, be learning.
Bertice Berry, PhD.

1 comment:

  1. “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    ― Mark Twain

    I LOVE learning....every day.