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Wanting to be best me possible and life my best life so I can share this with my loved ones motivates me to learn and grow. Of course there are times that I have no motivation at all and life just pushes me to grow. I am thankful for growth and am always amazed how just when you think you have grown so much there is still so much more room to grow❤️
In my work, it is to find something to support others to unfold to their best and for this, giving everything full of enthusiasm.
When I seek learning more about something is what motivates me. Life’s challenges can also push me to learn and/or something fun, new and pleasurable would.
Knowing that I don’t really know.
I am trying to reflect because I wonder how much I actually do learn and grow.
I could identify some demonstrable ways in which I learn. I have been practicing another language for about a year now. I read regularly about different experiences and topics. I am certainly looking to take on new tasks professionally. When I have the time and mental capacity, I even take classes online just to learn a little more about a certain topic.
I see a lot of that motivation coming from curiosity and creativity, perhaps from empathy. As I mentioned, having time and space helps a lot.
I wonder about change, though. In my life, I have changed in all manner of ways–some external, some internal. I do wonder, lately, though if I am really caught in a particular place personally where growth might mean letting go of some of my self-identity or ways of relating and interacting that are no longer productive.
Perhaps, as Charlie T said, it is the desire for less suffering that motivates me there.
My Curiosity….I have been blessed with the desire, the need, to know more & more. It is like a “little fire” burning deep inside of me, this curiousness. It keeps me going.
My personal realization that what I say and what I do matters. The daily quote from earlier this week from Luisah Teish was: “Our fates are tied. We have this strange notion on this planet that our fates are not tied. If it were not so we would not be here together. It’s that simple.” As my husband use to say, “God/Universe/Life needs you. God needs me.” The God of my understanding is an evolutionary God. And if as some say, God is Love then we either all find our way home or none of us find our way home. Love will wait until we do and the metaphorical Tree of Life in Genesis will no longer need to be guarded. My mentor use to say, “I’ll see you in paradise.” I share a poem I wrote several years ago.
CLEAR SEEING by Carol Ann Conner
WE ARE PILGRIMS ON THE JOURNEY.
WE SEARCH BUT ALL PATHS LEAD NO WHERE.
WHY? BECAUSE WE NEVER LEFT THE GARDEN.
WE JUST THINK WE DID.
AND WHAT WE THINK MANIFESTS.
AND WHAT MANIFESTS BECOMES OUR REALITY —
A REALITY THAT DENIES OUR BIRTHRIGHT
AND IMPRISONS OUR VERY SOUL.
SO LET US RE-MEMBER THE GARDEN.
GATHER BENEATH THE TREE OF LIFE.
ROOT OURSELVES IN ITS AGELESS WISDOM
AND BECOME WHAT WE WERE MEANT TO BE.
WHOLE, WHOLLY, ONE WITH NATURE
ONE WITH ALL CREATION,
WEATHERING ALL THE SEASONS OF LIFE WITH GRACE,
AND GRATEFULNESS FOR IT ALL.
The desire for less suffering.
Fear of missing out. I want my last chapters of my physical living be interesting as I am interested.
The Grace of curiosity, helps me want to learn and grow always!
It seems to be part of who I am. When I read, I prefer books that teach me something new. Being in a classroom has always felt right to me. I heard a quote once, “When the student is ready, the teacher will come.”
These days there is much to learn about truth. I like this quote too: Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau.
“Involve me and I learn”. Thanks for the wisdom quote, Kevin.
When I am involved, when I am engaged – whether it is making bran muffins, playing with a 14 month old, learning to knit, conversing, being a climate activist, responding to the daily question, I learn and grow. I am both blessed and blessing.
I love to learn and am grateful for growth, although the growing “pains” are not an enjoyable part of the process.
Learning and growing make me feel alive. They force me out of my usual ruts onto new terrain. A new perspective gives me a sense of satisfaction.
“Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought him back.” The wonder and majesty of the natural world is all encompassing. Just observing gives great pleasure, understanding a bit of earth science increases my knowledge and growth.
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