Is it possible do you think to ‘learn life’? I know that there is an education push to teach children ‘life skills’, what ever that may mean, but as adults do we learn life as we live it? This is the question I’ve sort of been posing myself off and on for some months now. What is it that makes us who we are, what we then do and how we live life and in that WHAT, do we learn life in the process?
My own belief is that life is for living, not for enduring – but I look back over recent events and find that I’ve been doing quite a lot of both and not necessarily with the most positive of results. So, I now find myself in a place where I’m examining my behaviour minutely, trying to understand all the if’s, but’s and maybe’s of it and not really reaching any conclusion except that I hope I learn from all of this. I am accepting of the fact that things have happened, that the outcomes have been much, much more positive and happy than I might have reasonably expected and that I am being given another chance to put some things right.
Life has a habit of throwing the odd spanner in the works every now and then, and I guess the challenge is to get up, dust ourselves off and try again to be the person we would most like to be, the person we know we are inside. As one of those people closest too me said this morning, “the sky got all bright this morning and amazing things happen”. He’s right of course, the sun does come, the world turns, we continue to live our lives and in the course of them have a chance to experience deep joy, peace and happiness when we only look at what riches we already have, and share, in our lives with others.
If there is one thing I have learnt about this thing called ‘life’ it is that it is constant, it is to be savoured, enjoyed and lived to the full with those you care about the most; and in the process of doing that we will all begin ‘learning life’.