It has been a while since my last post here on 3 Levels of Gratitude. Time passes, indeed. Or does it? Time is time, and we pass through it maybe is more accurate. Since last posting here, a good friend passed on to the Next Realm, and the College Term has been quite busy. It has been a full few weeks. But, in that last post, I shared on Appreciation. And these past few weeks I have had call to practice such.
That said, I believe and contend that the best way we appreciate is to respectfully use that for which we hold Gratitude and express Thankfulness. With that in mind, I recently revisited and reflected on what matters most to me that I will give my better attention going forward…. my Faith, my new love for Boxing and health, my continued work as Educator and Entrepreneur with an ever sharper focus, and my own to-be-explored personal life unfolding as new Chapter, if you will. Faith. Health. Service. Love.
Last evening, I had inspiration to remember Wisdom shared with me through life thus far. I wrote down 50, though there are certainly more. 62 years in and I have been blessed with engaging some wise and caring people along the way. These particles of Wisdom help guide me and will help guide me, next Chapter. Indeed, if we pass through Time, it has a way of leaving lessons that matter… lessons from the trails, trials and triumphs alike… if we listen and heed.
Learning is for a lifetime. And life has its way of being both a line and circle. As Ruhi essentially said, “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment”. As we travel through Space and Time, Wisdom is the Emissary of God whispering to us through our Soul as we walk through Time as Teacher. Teachable moments are everywhere.
I am realizing this day that Studentry is the only real form of Mastery. I have been reading, reflecting and writing on Cleansing, Confidence, Congruence and Dedication of late… and I intend these next few weeks, while continuing a joyful and purposeful dial back, to dive deeper into same. As we walk through Time, and see it as Teacher and indeed Classroom, let us learn what fits and forms and forges for us, each to our own. Peace.
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. ― Anne Frank