If I had a dollar for every time a client, friend or colleague says, “this should be taught at school”, I would be quite wealthy. Learning life-skills has long been overlooked; importance is placed on ‘subjects’ that are rarely used after school life. And yet, to thrive in the world, we NEED to develop life skills - they are the essential navigation tools for meeting all that life throws at us.
We are students for life. It’s never too late to learn. There are so many amazing lessons, insights and new perspectives to be had. They can change the way we experience life and everyday events.
We need to abolish the myth that when we become adults we stop learning… as we never stop learning. We came here to evolve, and to do this we must embrace paths of learning and growth. Scott Horton sums it up perfectly:
“If we think we’re green we grow. If we think we’re ripe we rot”.
The biggest motivator for us all should be that we need to know this stuff to guide future generations, to break family patterns, to provide the greatest possible start for those still to come.. and to play our roles in creating a better world. This is a very worthy purpose in life, hopefully inspiring enough to bring about change in our everyday actions.
It’s essential if we wish to see future generations not only survive, but also thrive, in what may continue to be a challenging world, with so much to navigate.
Further, there are so many people struggling where it’s not necessary. And there are so many ways that this could be overcome. Relationships, work, and family dynamics can make a real difference to people dealing with their own personal demons; feelings of inadequacy, struggles with their sense of belonging, loneliness, disconnection and discontentment.
There’s often a rather heavy blanket of shame that smothers the all-important self-help world. It’s one that needs to be removed if we are to ever rise above the BS that we are broken or damaged if we seek help. How ridiculous… think about it. When we seek help we are looking after ourselves – isn’t that an act of self-love?!
We were all short changed in education at school. We were cheated out of the essential subjects that will not just help us survive, but thrive. We could have learned who we are, what we bring, the strengths of others and how we contribute to the greater good.
We missed the teachings on what are conscious and unconscious thinking, patterns and habits, and how to choose your focus. Understanding reactions, and how not to react. Why people are the way they are, and that it has nothing to do with you. How to read energy and know what is at play. How to bring your all, and not diminish your shine. How to be great and own your gifts. How to communicate. How to flourish in relationships. How to deepen into your essence. To know the truth and see the lies. How to sit with what you feel, and how to heal. How to honour your beauty, your body, your uniqueness. How to align yourself to your innate joy, love, truth, harmony. How to set boundaries, not allow imposition. How to manage your time and energy, your health and wellbeing. I think you get the gist of it.
These are all the things we can learn, that will have us return to our true essence, and shine. That will enable us to live in our greatness, that will impact a better world.
So, I invite you to join me as I share the ways in which we can embrace being a Student for Life, to change the game, outgrow old patterns, bring your all, break the cycle and be a role model for all those to come.
Let’s do this!
With Love, Lara (aka Miss Behaviour) XO
PS - To be clear, this is in no way a dig at any teacher, person associated with schools, or even schools themselves. It's simply to highlight that there are key learnings we have missed, be it from school, our upbringing, peers, family, or communities. It's education with love to lead us back to ourselves.
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