Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Learning Life - Risky, Fun, Scary, Exciting...


“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

~Pablo Picasso.

Push anything and we will quickly find movement. Things may not always move in the ways we expect them to, however.

And for the learner, this is okay. They’re not afraid of failure, although the temporary discomfort affects them just as it would anyone. They take the risk for the beneficence of fortune; winning some, losing others, but winning most assuredly from the longer term perspective.

God’s Learning Construct – the ‘Way’ of Life

The scholars of positive psychology think they’ve invented many things; an ‘enlightened’ age we belong to. The truth is these constructs of thought and action have always existed. They’re God’s, first and foremost, for no one else could truly own or create anything manifesting itself to life like this.

God blesses us most when we grasp life positively, venturing hand-in-hand with the Holy One in our childlike faith (noting it is not a childish faith).

Learning in life like this obviously takes much courage, and a truckload of other like-virtue.

Possibility and Probability

Those who ever enjoyed life, and indeed those who are now enjoying it (as we’re encouraged to take a look about us), focus their attention on possibility, not impossibility... or better said, on possibility, not probability. Probability only anchors us to our own very limited vision.

Expanding our horizons—scary as that might prove to be—is always a good thing for us.

Let’s get outside of ourselves in our thinking. Let’s take life on and break past the limits of our own psyches.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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