edu180atl: lisa lopez 11.13.12
I am fond of learning from other people; I enjoy being a student. I love the anticipation of walking into a safe educational environment with my favorite pens and pencils, my journal, my laptop and my bottle of water. I delight in connecting with people and gaining new insights from them.
Nevertheless, the most important and life changing lessons, I cannot arrange or prepare for. I don’t usually walk into a safe setting with all the necessary tools to embrace rejection or failure. I don’t willingly schedule a life crisis andI certainly do not tingle with anticipation when I walk into my house after a full day of work to my 5 year-old asking for help with homework while my 3 year-old boy explores independence by serving himself a glass of water… and fails. All of this at the same time my 10 year-old daughter’s developmental mood swings have found a target in me and my 12 year-old daughter is eager to tell me something important…NOW…in private.
Oh, did I mention everyone is starving and I still have my book bag on my shoulder?
Yet, these scenarios will not cease to teach me (or should I say haunt?), until I choose to learn from them.
“Yes, Lisa:” the quiet, gentle voice inside me says: “learning is always a choice.”
And so I must willingly walk into my own safe environment with my favorite pens and pencils, my journal, my bottle of water and perhaps my laptop to make sense of my own story and what it is teaching me.
Unquestioningly, we are our most valuable resource in our quest for enlightenment.
About the Author: My name is Lisa López. I’ m a dancer, a writer, a baker, a guide, a healer, and a quiet observer, someone who drinks a lot of water and generally tries to live in the light.