“I am still learning.” ~ Michelangelo at age 87
Michelangelo (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who is considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time.
And even after being considered the greatest living artist of all time, he still said “I am still learning.” at the age of 87. An age where people usually think they have done it all and need to retire and take it easy. Michelangelo at that age knows that he is still learning….That’s the difference between greatness and mediocrity. That’s the difference between humility and ego.
“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” ~ Peter Drucker
Are you open to learning everyday? Or do you live in the “I know everything” mode?
Being closed to learning is like being closed to life itself.
Saying “I know everything” is NOT being wise, its being foolish. If you aren’t learning in every given moment of every given day, then its a waste of the grey matter we are all SO blessed with.
I personally keep myself open to learning by being completely aware of my surroundings. On days when I feel a bit busy and feel like I haven’t learnt as much- I listen to an inspiring Ted talk, or re-read The Magic of thinking Big & Seven Spiritual laws of Success.
I learn by making an effort to read something new, something completely out of my comfort zone too. The new and the old both have the power to get that grey matter stimulated. It makes for meaningful living and a wiser you. Growth of all kinds is then inevitable!
Your Positive Prompts for this month:
Start a new book or watch a documentary or meet someone new. Another way to be open to learning and learning constantly is to listen more. We talk so much, that we forget how much learning is there in simply listening.
I’m currently reading Adventures of the Soul: Journeys Through the Physical and Spiritual Dimensions which is a a manual by James Van Praag who is a celebrated Medium and has had countless encounters/conversations with those who have passed away. His spiritual descriptions of life, death and the afterlife are so enlightening and interesting. I urge you to read the book too, especially if you have lost someone close to you. It offers so much solace.
b)Listen to your heart ~
When you are in pain, listen to your heart. When you are angry, listen to your heart. When you are frustrated, listen to your heart. Listening to your heart when the whole world doesn’t make sense is part of self mastery.
When you listen to your heart you learn about YOU. Its re-learning to be the Real You. The heart is at the center of your whole being….allow it to BE *your* center and learn from it. The heart as an energy center has capabilities your mind can’t even fathom. Next weeks article will be on the Powers of the Heart Center….but, the first step is to Listen to your heart. Its called listening to your gut feeling or your intuition. When it *feels right*, it usually is. When it *doesn’t feel right*, then literally no good can from it. You’ll be surprised at how breezy & beautiful your decision making process will become and what an amazing course life can take when its guided by the heart.
If we want to grow spiritually and emotionally we need to be able to push the envelope so to speak. The more we try to venture into new avenues, we grow, we learn and most of all we Evolve Positively.
I hope these positive prompts motivate you to learn more and understand yourself a little better this gorgeous month of May. Happy learning and loving darlings!
Please share your new learning, thoughts and questions on these Positive Prompts in the comments below. I’d love to help you get more positive!
p.s. I’ll be writing positive prompts for you at the beginning of every month, starting this month. Happily positive is all we all want to be right!? 🙂
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