I had an interesting thought this morning, one which I would like to share with you. It’s about knowledge. Over the years I’ve been committed to deepening my knowledge about all sorts of things in this world - yoga for one, working with numbers, business, anatomy, politics, environment, nutrition, health and wellness, animal rights, astronomy. I ask a lot of questions from many people who I believe to have valuable insight into such topics. As I get older, my fascination with the world and understanding how it works is growing. As a child, I never took much interest in general knowledge. Why? I’m not sure. But as an adult I am constantly researching, reading, listening, talking to really further my understanding of this incredible world we live in.
I’ve also come to realise I’ve been quite naive in my thinking about learning and what it means to learn. I’ve assumed all people seek knowledge. Turns out this isn’t so. Every now and again I’ve come across people who seem to have all the answers and as such have stopped asking questions. I can’t help but wonder what amazing insights into this world these people could be missing out on? Why do some people need to ‘know it all’? Honestly, I don’t know but I have a part theory. For some, it could be that by not having all the answers they feel lesser? It could also be pride? Whatever the reason, such beliefs are so very self limiting. Also, by having to know all the answers, this places immense pressure on a person which can be extremely stressful. What I hope for you to take away from this post, is an acceptance and appreciation that no one is perfect - and that’s OK!
To be in a constant state of learning our body, mind and spirit is growing, expanding, deepening. This is so fundamental as human beings. In order to keep our minds stimulated and to continue to have wants and desires which motivate us to keep going, we need to continue learning.
With yoga, I have fallen over, face planted, injured my ankles or knees that many times! But, this is all because I’m learning. I’m experimenting, or playing if you will, with my body. I’m exploring new territories and reaching great new personal heights because of it. Yoga is such a beautiful example of how we can never know it all, but we can enjoy the journey of learning. Learning about ourselves, about how we connect with this marvelous world and how we can embrace growth collectively.
My advice - Never stop learning. Stop doubting your abilities. Let go of your pride and open your mind to the glorious possibilities and probabilities which lay ahead.