Becoming A Student Of Life (Part 1 of 2)

A student of life

Habits

One of the habits that has served me well throughout my life is keeping the mind-set of a student. I’ve always had an insatiable curiosity about a wide variety of topics.

I’m usually reading several books during the same time period. I’ve read about some really fascinating things, like quantum physics, and some really cheesy things, like romance novels. Truth be told, I’ve enjoyed them all!

It occurred to me the other day that it doesn’t matter what I’m learning about, as long as I’m consistently learning. I’m like a sponge that gets dry and shriveled if I don’t absorb something on a regular basis. My life then becomes boring and stagnant, and I feel sluggish and uninspired.

If this describes your life right now, you can turn it around pretty easily. Adopt the attitude of a student, and watch how it infuses you with joy, excitement, and motivation.

Being a life student

Being a student of life isn’t just about reading books and learning as much as you can on various subjects. That can certainly be part of it. It’s more about the way you see the world around you and the way you handle your daily experiences.

Ways to become one:

Develop Awareness

Most of us spend our days rushing blindly from one activity to another without ever noticing our surroundings. If we can instead slow down a little bit and just look around us, we’d SEE so much more in life.

Take time to notice that beautiful sunset on the drive home. Step outside during the day and feel the sunshine on your face, and indulge in some deep, cleansing breaths.

Become aware of your own spiritual self, and your connection to all living things. Give yourself the gift of just being, noticing, and breathing.

Keep an Open Mind

Rather than assuming you know all about something already, approach each situation with an attitude of curiosity. Question everything. Explore new ideas, thoughts, and subjects you’ve always wanted to learn about.

This goes for the people around you too. Don’t assume you know what they’re all about based on their appearance or some preconceived notion. Ask questions, get to know them better. Be willing to release any judgments you may have, and instead seek truth.

 

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Becoming A Student Of Life (Part 2 of 2)

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