Learning and using it

Today I had to attend a class to re-certify as a mediator. The class was helpful and interesting but I realize I am no longer used to sitting in class all day. At one point I stood up for a while to just get out of the chair. We were given breaks but the first one was long in coming.

It is interesting when many things that you have done in life enrich whatever you are doing presently. I have noticed this happening several times in my life. It’s as if I am being prepared for the next thing to come. Today was mostly about listening, discovering what lies beneath problems, and helping to find common ground between people. I have used and taught communication skills many times in my life and this was mostly a endorsement of what I have already learned. I will be using it in a different way and learning that was helpful.


If we are truly living we are learning all the time. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t learn something new. Maybe from TV or books or other people. It is interesting to think at the end of the day about what is new and how can you use it.

Nothing is ever wasted. As you age you learn something you thought was useless 10 years ago is just what you need now. Absorb everything you can in life and somehow it will be used.

6 thoughts on “Learning and using it

  1. Love this post since learning has always been my passion, and little if anything has been wasted; if it was, i probably didn’t know it. Lol As the Buddha is said to have written, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I’ve found that to be true both personally, and with others as i observed professionally. Thanks for the post.


  2. The beauty of my hypothesis is that even if i’m wrong, i probably won’t know it. Lol So i’ts this life i have to manage as well as i can, and with that in mind (and heart), my belief fits nicely.


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