If God is not in the forefront...
we don't need to take another step.
God is the wisest and Greatest.
God's majesty defies
comprehension and explanation.
God's majesty is incomprehensible.
Formal education broadens, sharpens,
encouraging the development of alternative
skills, and stimulates the intellect. It is a
source of information that enables us to
learn in a structured manner.
Learning theories through formal education
is important, but experience... learning to have
courage in the face of adversity, understanding
the positive aspects of aging, realizing and
making time for what is important, and
remaining curious can be a profoundly fierce
Lifelong learning is essential
for healthy aging!
Life lessons are those times in our lives
that are the most challenging; yet, they hold
great opportunities for learning and for
realizing our fullest potentials. The lessons
can be uncomfortable and even painful at
times. Some lessons are hard to learn.
They have the ability to stretch and push
us to our limits... which is a good thing,
in the long run.
A life lesson is just what it sounds like... lessons
learned in life. Life lessons are based on the idea
of learning from our experiences and mistakes.
These lessons could be described as defining
moments that are remembered. In many ways,
our life’s purpose is our lesson, and vice-versa.
Once in a while, we can all be aroused,
triggered, awakened, and taught
invaluable life lessons, even if they are
learned through pain, need, or faulty action.
Pain can become a great teacher.
There’s a reason that expression exists:
because it’s TRUE!
God can take a terrible situation and turn
it into a blessing. The Phoenix can rise from
its ashes... transformed, strengthened and renewed.
What satan meant for evil... God can turn it into
a blessing. From darkness springs light.
The only thing permanent in this world is change.
Our painful phases can fade away with time. It
is important to give ourselves time and have the
patience to wait for the result. Our trials and
tribulations can actually shape and create the
blueprint for a much better and meaningful life.
Much of the worry, regret, heartache, suffering,
and unhappiness in people’s lives is caused by
an unwillingness to learn from mistakes. Some
people are notorious for doing the same things
over and over again... expecting different results.
If we do not learn from the lessons that
life is trying to teach us, then, they will be taught to
us again and again until we do. Much of the suffering
and unhappiness in people’s lives is caused by an
unwillingness to learn from mistakes.
To put it simply, life lessons can teach us not
to make the same mistake twice.
Illnesses, broken relationships, persecution,
death, grief, betrayal, divorce,
mistakes, regrets, blues, and financial
struggles are some of the trials and
tough times that can inevitably cause us to
emerge from sleep.
When all is said and done, we may come to
realize... there are scores of us, regardless
of our station in life, who have endured
many of the same hardships.
We are all prone to making mistakes and
sometimes repeating them. Life can be a
persistent teacher. No matter how much
experience we have... there is always
something new to learn.
our lives... if we learn from them... and take the
ourselves better. Many of our lessons learned
are through the consequences of our actions
or reactions. Many of our life lessons can help
us gain insight into how we can be mindful
of our thoughts, ideas, and reactions to
situations. This helps us to determine the
validity of a situation or how much time
or energy we should be giving to it.
The importance of learning
life lessons can not be
Life-long learning has repeatedly shown
the utmost worth. It has continually proven itself to
be a tremendously beneficial aspect of life
itself. This is why, with great intentionality,
we should try to remain teachable and open to
lessons in everything we do and experience.
Failure is an incredibly
powerful tool for learning.
Much of the suffering and unhappiness in
people’s lives are caused by an unwillingness
to learn from mistakes. Most of us can agree
that some of the hard, disappointing, painful,
and difficult personal experiences we have
gone through... have become incredibly
liberating, transformative, valuable life and
character building lessons we would not
have learned any other way than through
experience... going via the quiet crucible
of testing and suffering.
Be careful when we blindly follow the
masses. Those who follow the crowd will
usually get no further than the crowd. The
one who walks alone, knows that he is
never alone, and will likely find himself
in places no one has ever been.
The importance of learning life lessons can not be
our up close and
As we grow in awareness, we seek to know
We never know where life will take us or
Everything in life happens for a valid reason.
in extraordinary teachable moments, though
we will not become immobilized and stuck
Life is full of inexplicable, incomprehensible,
unexplainable situations and random events.
If we can start looking at those trying times
Understanding this can help us see past
the issue at hand. Once we can do this, we
Learning from our life lessons and staying
opportunities, while cultivating and
Through the process of observation,
we are able to acquire wisdom, and insight.
Undesirable consequences, reactions, repercussions,
after-effects, punishments, and/or fallout have no
deadlines and never seems to lose an address.
The negative energies, when sent out into the universe,
will reap an equivalent or more of that. It can and more
likely will come back.
On our journey through life, we can learn
What was previously beyond our
worked in us.
Our purpose in life is to make the most of our
and productive life.
Our hands-on collection of life experiences
have allowed us to have a deeper appreciation
and clearer perception of God and life.
Through each life lesson... we have consistently
experienced... God's amazing grace.
When we are constantly on the go,
immersed in mundane activities,
life can get away from us very
The older I get the more I enjoy the many benefits
that comes from spending time alone. Freedom is
considered to be one of the benefits of solitude;
freedom from the distractions of the world has the
potential to spark creativity.
I appreciate and find solace in solitude and take
advantage of all that solitude has to offer. I
find it wholesome to be quiet and free of outside
opinions, constraints, influences, and distractions.
Quiet time affords us time to connect with God.
It is a time for reflection. It is a time to meditate on
our innermost thoughts and feelings, which can
generate greater self-awareness. It is always
spiritually enlightening, when we take the time
to quietly ponder the meaning and purpose of
our existence and our calling in life.
There is a time for silence. Being alone is
not a death sentence. Alone time, with
ourselves, gives us the chance to develop
the self, focus, recharge, clear out the mind-
clutter and think clearly. Quiet time gives us
an opportunity to become clearer and more
advanced in our thinking. It allows our minds
to escape distractions.
It is difficult to hear, to research, read, reflect,
or unleash creativity and produce with ongoing
distractions and busyness. Solitude has the
power to decrease negativity in life while
renewing and replenishing us.
Solitude can be thought of, by some, as
undesirable because it is often linked with
loneliness, but there is a significant difference...
a world of difference between the two.
For me, solitude does not entail feelings of
loneliness. It is essential. It is a chosen state
of being alone... without being lonely. It is a
beautiful, pleasurable... very enjoyable, positive
and constructive way to regain perspective,
maintain some semblance of balance, explore,
know and grow ourselves. Solitude can lead
to peace of mind and personal growth.
I welcome it.
Solitude provides an exhilarating experience
for the mind, body and soul. And as quiet as it is kept,
we all need periods of solitude, once in a while.
living day to day.
All of us are heirs blessed by many determined
people, nations, and cultures of past generations.
We are the inheritors of all the rich deposits our
ancestors left behind for our edification.
We believe, just as our ancestors, we are blessed
by God in order that we might be...a blessing to
One of the biggest lessons we can ultimately
learn is that while we can't control everything,
we can control our response to things.