When was the last time you learned something new? I mean something completely new, where you started as a novice?
If you’re like most Americans, the last time was when you were in school.
Have you noticed that we expect children to learn and grow? We enroll them in sports because they need to learn teamwork. We make them take piano lessons because we had to. When they complain about subjects at school, we tell them that it’s their job to learn.
But once we become adults, it seems like the need to learn and grow no longer applies. Most adults simply won’t put themselves in situations where they are novices.
Yet putting yourself in this uncomfortable place is a path to a much more engaged life and spiritual journey. Stick with me, and I’ll tell you why.