I especially like this part: "Everything teaches. Not everyone learns."
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.
Let is make a pledge to ourselves that we will do what is necessary to help ourselves be teachable.