Reading Archive (Education and Learning)

You Play The Piano

Alan Watts

The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. That is to say, it doesn’t have some destination that it ought ...

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68K reads, 17 comments

Vulnerability is the Path

Brene Brown

Vulnerability isn't good or bad: it's not what we call a dark emotion, nor is it always a light, positive experience. Vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings. To feel is to be...

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42K reads, 20 comments

The Trick is to Keep Seeing

Pema Chodron

(The Tibetan word shenpa) is usually translated “attachment,” but a more descriptive translation might be “hooked.” When shenpa hooks us, we’re likely to get stuck. We co...

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34K reads, 3 comments

The Difficult People In Your Life

Sally Kempton

We don’t always know why difficult people show up in our lives. There are some good theories about it, of course.  Jungians, along with most contemporary spiritual teachers, tell us that AL...

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29K reads, 6 comments

On Education

Albert Einstein

"Sometimes one sees in the school simply the instrument for transferring a certain maximum quantity of knowledge to the growing generation. But that is not right. Knowledge is dead; the school, ho...

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29K reads, 3 comments

The Gift of New Eyes

Rachel Naomi Remen

Many years ago, I had just given a talk on the messages, both positive and negative, that we convey to our patients without our awareness; sometimes with words but often with just our tone of voice, o...

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28K reads, 5 comments

Learning Not to Be Afraid of Things That Are Real

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Recently I've been looking through a field guide on nature observation. The author, when he was a child, was trained by an old Native American. One day the child asked the old man, "Why is it...

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23K reads, 7 comments

What I Learned From Trees

Herman Hesse

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are...

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21K reads, 15 comments

The Difference Between Education and Training

Rachel Naomi Remen

For me, the process of education is intimately related to the process of healing. The root word of education -- educare -- means to lead forth a hidden wholeness in another person. A genuine education...

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20K reads, 18 comments

The Greatest Danger Before You

Granny D

In the end -- and it will end -- your life will seem to have sped by like a fleeting dream. Much of your story will be the age-old but ever joyful human experience: romance, family, satisfying work, a...

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15K reads, 16 comments

Many Schooled But Few Educated

Thomas Moore

If busyness is an emotional complex, then it's likely that when we are busiest, we are doing least. We can be extremely active without being busy, and busy without accomplishing anything. We may be...

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12K reads

Thinking, Feeling, Willing

Mark Finser

In these difficult times, my great hope is that we can move to a culture that balances our needs and wants with our actions and insights.  Insights come from our capacity to think in ways that ...

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11K reads, 4 comments

The Posture of Presence

Carrie Gray

For years I have been searching for an education that is meaningful -- an education that doesn't press me into predetermined categories or ask me just to satisfy outer requirements, but one that I res...

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10K reads, 4 comments

True Education


It is always difficult to keep simple and clear. The world worships success, the bigger the better; the greater the audience the greater the speaker; the colossal super buildings, cars, aeroplanes an...

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4K reads


Author Unknown

"The ignorant man is the not the unlearned, but he who does not know himself, and the learned man is stupid when he relies on books, on knowledge and on authority to give him understanding. Underst...

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3K reads