No matter how much experience we have...
Lifelong learning has repeatedly shown its
worth. It has continually proven itself to
be a tremendously beneficial aspect of life
itself. This is why, with great intentionality,
we try to remain teachable and open to
lessons in everything we do and experience.
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 going through the quiet
crucible of testing and suffering.
hardships, hellos, goodbyes, and lessons that can
ultimately lead us to a greater awareness and
understanding of God, ourselves, and the world in
All life lessons are not created equal.
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
understated. 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
our up close and
Our most effective life lessons were painfully
In many ways, our life’s purpose is our lesson,
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.
Whether we are striving to further the level
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