Thought of the Day…

LEARNING: Learning is the fountain of youth.  No matter how old you are, you mustn’t stop growing.

Don’t think that creativity is only for artists, writers, and musicians. Creativity is an essential element for everyone. Unlike the outer-directed creativity of making art, solving problems, or writing, the creativity that everyone can engage in is learning.

As long as we continue to learn, welcome new ideas and ways of doing things, and continually expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us, then we are engaging in the ultimate creativity of the self.

If one looks carefully at those seniors who are ongoing and vital participants in life, one will see that a common habit is continuous learning and interest. These seniors are not the same as they were in their youth. They have found new ways of learning and acting.

As we enter each new phase of our lives, the parameters change. If we are sixty, we cannot do the same activities that we did as teenagers. Therefore, we need to revamp ourselves according to our situation. That continuing act of creativity keeps us young.

365 Tao
Daily Meditations
Deng Ming-Dao

4 thoughts on “Thought of the Day…

  1. Oh I like that ‘As long as we continue to learn, welcome new ideas and ways of doing things, and continually expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us, then we are engaging in the ultimate creativity of the self.’ Makes me want to stand up and yell ‘Take that you close-minded fucks!!’ (family issues)

    Needless to say, my feelings won’t be hurt if not posted 🙂 learning makes me passionate

  2. Sometimes there are dams in the way of learning and we dont have enough strength to destroy it ,but they (Buddha like persons) say try to be at peace .I cant understand how a all-time-peaceful-personnel can still be passionate to destroy obstacle ?

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