Friday, May 27, 2011

Wisdom and awareness

There's a lot here, people:

Life offers its wisdom generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns. Life asks of us the same thing we have been asked in every class: "Stay awake." "Pay attention." But paying attention is no simple matter. It requires us not to be distracted by expectations, past experiences, labels, and masks. It asks that we not jump to early conclusions and that we remain open to surprise.

-- Rachel Naomi Remen

I especially like this part: "Everything teaches. Not everyone learns."

Let is make a pledge to ourselves that we will do what is necessary to help ourselves be teachable.


  1. "Like" very much, Ellie (to use the lingo of Facebook, oh dear) :)

  2. Yes, Cathy, the Facebook lingo has truly taken over! (That's okay. I'm really glad you "like" it!)


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