View your whole day as a fantastic learning opportunity. Welcome the next moment with love and excitement. Today’s experiences are different than yesterday’s and tomorrow’s will be different from today’s. Gregge Tiffen (Fanned Fire and Forced Love Never Did Well – February, 2008)
Life isn’t so much a singular experiment but rather a laboratory where we are each given full access to opportunities to learn:
- to live in a physical body that is with us for only a blip of time;
- to use mind and discover what emerges;
- to discover spirit, that part of us that is infinite, had no beginning and has no end. It simply is.
Here at ground level on Planet Earth humanity seems to have lost sight of this enormous learning opportunity. Despite the wisdom of the ages coming forth through many voices, we have forgotten why an individual consciousness enters a body for a period of time, then moves to another realm, equally exciting and important for learning, but of a different sort.
For most of us, our experiences in school were more about being controlled and forced to learn ‘facts’ that we never used. We weren’t taught to think, to be independent, to embrace life with joy and wonder.
I wasn’t encouraged to experiment with life to discover what would happen, learn from it, and adapt as the next experiment unfolded. But slowly, step by step, day by day, moment to moment, I’m waking to this purpose. As I prepare to embark on an experiment to experience life away from home for an extended period, I’m doing so with excitement and curiosity. There are new landscapes to see and new people whose paths I’ll cross. There will be a few familiar places and faces, an opportunity to care for a friend’s beloved pets while she travels.
And, there are a few trepidations. What if …? Each gives me the opportunity to choose. Is this something I need to attend to or something to let go? I’m discovering lots of opportunities to let go; to trust. After all, it is “fantastic learning opportunity”!
How grand is life when we come from this perspective – life as a “fantastic learning opportunity” in which we welcome each moment with love and excitement? Does it seem like a fantasy as you navigate yours world today? What is front of you right now? What happens when you look at it from this lens?