Learning has been given a bad rap by those who lack the secret to its mastery.
Truth is, learning is a very natural process made unnatural by the misunderstanding of learning.
What if someone taught you HOW TO learn before teaching you WHAT TO learn?
The first step in the path to learning is to inform the mind as to what it is to expect, how to learn, through reflecting on what you’ve come across in life.
The up the downs, what lessons did you learn and how did that learning take place? Sort of re-engineering the process. Then using that strategy to move forward with your learning process.
Sounds complicated? It works!
Having been through the process, I’ve decided that the mind could be instructed to learn. One verse came from the bible and I’m not a bible person but wisdom is wisdom where ever it is found, this verse states
The Greatest in the Kingdom
…2Jesus invited a little child to stand among them. 3“Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.…
I interpret this as heaven being a state of harmony, harmony is only possible with understanding and understanding only possible with learning.
Becoming as a child, inquisitive, with an enquiring minds, open minded and therefore a combination of having an open mind with the willingness to accept learning rather that to seek to refute it, question it, validate it, is having a mind of a child.
In my experience this is the foundation of learning.
As adults, our mind’s are so filled with instruction that makes us feel a sense of entitlement to knowing because of our age, many adults are seldom open to new information without questioning the one who brings the information.
As an adult, if one is to learn in the fastest way possible, one needs to silence the notion that “I know because I’m an adult”.
On accepting this reality, the brain is at ease with new info and the tug of war between the conscious mind and the subconscious subsides.
Learning is now possible for the harmony of learning has been established between the student and the teacher, the conscious and the subconscious.