All men by nature desire to know.
WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN
You never get to know what you need to learn until you open yourself to learning it. In other words, the moment you open yourself to learning, you find out what you need to learn. That’s the way it has to work, because if you knew what you need to learn, you’d have already learned it. Most of you are not malicious—just defensive. Life tries to teach you something, and you say, “Yes, but I don’t want to learn that right now.” Or you say, “Yes, but I like my lessons delivered more gently.” It’s as if you think there are two faucets—one marked “Pleasure” and one marked “Pain.” You think you can turn the Pleasure faucet on while leaving the other one off. There’s only one faucet, though, and it’s marked Consciousness. You turn it on and get to experience more life, which sometimes includes pain. Leave the faucet off, though, and you don’t get to experience much at all except humdrum, tedium, and a slow leaking away of vital energy.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – OCTOBER 6
Make a statement to yourself, to the universe around you, and even to others if you so choose. Say, “Today, I surrender myself completely to learning what I need to learn. I formally release my defensiveness, replacing it with a commitment to learning from every moment.”
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