To Understand Learning

There is a certain point where learning comes to the a corner of three walls, two left and right, and the floor you stand on.  Is there no thing you can do at this point?  It is physically impossible where there is no movement left to go.  Learning comes to a halt.  Of course, this takes it to the extreme.  Imagining the notion of branches of a tree can grow only up to what the trunk can hold.  Could fruit bear if this is so?  How about leaves?

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The Wise Old Cherokee Story

This is an old wise tale about good and evil, choice, and the way of life…

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A battle is going on inside all of us,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it’s between two wolves. One is evil, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good, joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person, too.”

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Putting on a Mask

Taking the big leap onto a new world could seem as vast highways and byways.  Nowadays, there are big cities, media, technology, pressure from politics and many galore as well as the competition to raise the bar.  One needs to be ready in a new world to face life right in front of you.  Trying to keep up with the current news, enhancing your resume, getting ahead of the curve can shift your persona to a new perspective.

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Natural Harmony

While along the path of making our life and the world better, we need to understand the meaning of harmony.  Harmony is in a way of balance with you and the rest of the world.  We do take part in that shape of balance, in what comes and goes.  While endeavoring to make every piece of the puzzle fit right in that perfect balance of harmony, it may be to costly for you to undergo.  It doesn’t have to be like walking along a tight rope between two cliffs.  Remember, we are only human.  We need to understand the way of the natural harmony and that is to let it be.  As nature’s vines grow naturally around a garden trellis, just giving a touch of direction can help cultivate the vine in harmony.  The naturalness of harmony helps you be in that harmony.  So bring to attention the natural harmony of making our world better.  The grand harmony is in accordance to the naturalness of life and nature.

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Empty Your Cup

This is a common saying and a commonly told story in martial arts circles …

A master was trying to explain something to a student. Now this student was not a brand new student, but a senior student who had learned many things. He had knowledge and experience aplenty to draw upon. But each time the master tried to explain something new to the student, the student kept trying to hold it up against his own notions of the way the world is and how it ought be, and he was unable to see the lessons in what the master was trying to teach him.

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Walls or Windmills

Sometimes things might not go your way.  If this happens, there are tendencies to either open or shut that instance.  Stopping yourself from that movement, blocking yourself off of it could prevents being affected by it.  Though, it also cuts the ties to it.  Walls are big and long, which is a bit hard to get around.  If you create walls all around you, then coming in and out could be another task.  On the other hand, working with the instance, you can keep that connection and possibility to help in the way.  This can also be looking from above.  Helping in the greater picture.  Windmills help create energy for homes.  In life, we all have choices, how are your choices working with life.

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Technology

While working with our inner and outer lives, technological advances come to our aid to making processes better.  In this day in age, there are many new goodies that really try to help.  Of course there are fun and games to help along our endeavors too, rather the focus is on the main purpose.  There are two qualities that could raise an issue in technological advances: human and machine.  It is important to keep our human quality intact.  Human quality is closer to life. Machine quality pulls away from our human nature.  It pulls us away, because we are not touching on what we are touching.  To truly touch in the actions that we do give meaning to our lives.  In lay men’s  term, life will be black and white.  In between, mixtures of grays and what could be empty space.  Thus, we need to uphold the qualities of our human nature by letting go of new stuff.  If devices need be, keep at a minimum.  We need to remember to balance ourselves well.  Thus, enables us to be connected better with humanity, life, and nature.  And in what we do, we can be real.

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