What Are You Learning?

How you feel is important. In fact, most of us spend most of our days applying energy and effort to feel good.

What’s even more important than how you feel, is what you learn.

We know this because we often learn the most when things are not going our way. When we are sick. Injured. Morning the loss of something known and familiar, or while in various states of in between and transition.

This suggests that learning, maybe is not more important—but more fundamental than managing the vagaries of our inner world of feelings.

What are you learning?

What message is trying to get through to you?

Often, the most important messages can’t get through in the midst of the more sublime experiences. Your focus is pointed outside and there is no visible reason to question anything.

No, they get through when we have been brought to our knees. When we are weak, and when we are vulnerable.

Only then, do we start to question why and how things got the way they did. And only then, do we realise the things needed to make the decisions we know we need to make.

In truth, there is a strong connection between learning and feeling.

The more you learn, the more you understand.

The more you understand, the more you can stay steady.

The more you can stay steady, the less you need, and the less there is to wash away by unforeseen storms and crashing waves.

You find peace and a smile that abides.

You are coming to the end of one chapter and the beginning of something new. Such a time is never easy, and is not meant to taste like a sweet dessert.

But more like a bitter medicine that though it may make you wince and squirm, you find eventually brings a lasting relief and takes you a few steps closer to the thing you are looking for—that maybe you didn’t even know you were looking for.

What are you learning?

What message is trying to get through to you?