Marty & Mindy

Learner

Written By: Mindy - Jun• 10•12
Knowledge verses LearningThe illiterate of the 21st century will not only be those that cannot read and write,
but those that cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn.

I just arrived home after being gone for 3½ months. I’m glad to be home yet my heart is heavy. During our absence my next door neighbor died. While on holiday in Italy he had a massive heart attack. He is Marty’s age and I can hardly imagine the loneliness of his dear wife.  I so want to have the “right” thing to say. I “know” the right words – but somehow they seem empty.  So I will buy flowers and go over and rather than knowing the right words I will bring arms ready to love.

“Enlightenment is not about knowing as much as it is about unknowing; it is not so much learning as unlearning. It is more about entering a vast mystery than arriving at mental certitude… A too quick and easy answer is invariably a wrong one.” Father Richard Rohr

In my present pursuit of life and God, I am discovering that there is just as much, if not more, that I need to unlearn as I need to learn. I don’t want to view life with answers, being right and rigid (signs of Knowers).  I want to be contagiously loving and delightful (signs of Learners).

In closing, with an effort to be light hearted…

FOR SALE CHEAP!
Complete Set of Encyclopedia Britannica.  
Excellent condition. $100 or best offer.
No longer needed. Got married last week.
Wife knows everything.

Smart Wives

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