July 23, 2013

A Life of Learning

There should not be a day that goes by that we don't learn something. It can be something small or big, something about you or someone else, something for your gee-whiz collection or something vital to you in this moment. Whatever it is, we learn everyday. I discover things about myself all of the time. I think sometimes, we become so focused on learning for ourselves that we forget that we help others discover new things about themselves or the world.

"When we engage in the learning process by asking meaningful questions and then listening, we can find answers to our personal needs."

But think about it! How many times has someone asked a question that led a discussion or directed your thoughts to something that had never occurred to you before? Or how many times has someone asked the exact question you were wishing you had the guts to ask? Did it ever occur to you that people think the same thing about you when you ask a question? This life is a time set apart for us to dedicate a lot of our efforts into learning and progressing; please, don't miss out on an opportunity because of fear. It's happened to me way too often, and I want to change. So I will, because learning is important, now and in eternity.

"Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us...and if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his [or her] diligence and obedience than another, he [or she] will have so much the advantage in the world to come."
      -Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19

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