“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
~ Meister Eckhart
Imperfection, Life Balance, Impermanence, Curiosity, Empathy, Self-Motivation, The Present Moment, Positivity, Serenity, and Personal Boundaries. This self-designated curriculum includes these areas of study. I am actively working on understanding – on a deeper level – all of these ideas.
Studying these things brings me great joy, but it is also hard work as I am often stretched beyond my comfort level – which NEVER feels good. Sometimes there is a pop-quiz which sometimes I pass and sometimes I don’t. This serves to remind me I still have more to learn. And lately I feel as though I am being tested all the time!
So what is it I hope to gain once this course of study is completed? Well there’s the rub. It is never complete. But there is a goal I have for myself. An overarching intention that has carved out this path in front of me. Moving forward I intend my life be lived experiencing as much Joy and Ease as possible.
The biggest test lately is buying and renovating my new home. And so far I am being taught a lot about almost everything on the list! Much of what I am learning can be expressed this way…
I am not perfect.
I understand there exists a balance between work and play.
I see change as a welcome part of life.
I am curious about others.
I experience empathy.
I know my strengths, as well as my weaknesses.
I am self-motivated.
I do not live in the past.
I focus on the positive.
It is difficult to offend me.
I create and maintain boundaries.
And, to date, my studies have served me very well. But there is still soooo much to be learned!
I did not set out to create this curriculum. I mirely recognized it recently after encountering Daniel Goleman’s ideas about emotional intelligence and it’s impact on success. As I casually went down his list, I saw myself in it and saw very clearly my own journey retrospectivley. Thank you Daniel Goleman for your life’s work has asissted me on recognizing my own!
Anything on this list strike you as worth knowing more about?
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