One of the most deflating feelings to our self worth and life paths is stagnancy. We can float through life as though we know enough, and for some, that is sufficient. Some of the greatest moments in our life revolve around learning something, no matter how small it may be. The light-bulb moments we all encounter when learning something new light up our lives with the hope that there is always more. That is why remaining stagnant can often feel dark, and lonely.
To learn is to grow. The taller our knowledge, the closer we are to the sun. Our lives must remain bright so that our minds can be bright as well. To assume that we know enough would be dim, because knowledge is the fuel that lights our minds, keeping us aware and alert.
As this concept applies to all things secular, it also applies to spiritual pursuit and personal growth, relationships, and self worth. A man may believe that he is educated beyond belief and is smarter than those around him, but only the truly great understand that isn’t the case. We have the opportunity to learn from each person we encounter, no matter age nor education. A sharp mind may be filled with experiences from it’s own life, but can not forget that other minds hold experiences his own will never encounter. Relationships help us learn not only through love and friendship, but through experiences and insights we could not see ourselves. Someone out there, right now is experiencing something you can’t even fathom, and to rule out the idea that you could potentially meet them and learn from them would keep you from learning and sparking that light in your mind. It is true that relationships and experiences with those you love are truly the greatest opportunities to thrive.
One of the problems with the society we live in today is our ability to lead others to believe that they know everything about us.
We are infinite. Personal growth makes us leave something behind. Don’t just drift in life, absorb knowledge and leave a mark.