A rare kind of learning

There’s a rare kind of learning, beyond remembering and analyzing, that reveals the wisdom to live free of negative emotions and self-harming thoughts. Although we learn much information, if we neglect to learn how to successfully manage our thoughts, feelings, and desires, we won’t be truly happy.

Learning many facts but failing to learn how to create an inner, mental and emotional environment of peace and joy, falls far short of a full education. Many people have never learned how to be attentive to and contemplative of what goes on in their own heart and mind, to discern what is helpful and what is harmful.

Harmful thoughts, feelings, and desires abound inside us. If we don’t learn how to protect our heart and mind from them, they torment and manipulate us. True education involves learning to live better by managing our thoughts, desires, and emotions.

Don’t waste your anger. Get angry at the thoughts, feelings, and desires that are tormenting you.

When we disobey our conscience, it sounds the alarm of guilt, warning us that we’ve gone off track. When we let our pride imprison and silence our conscience, we’re in trouble.

Repentance isn’t a religious thing. It’s real. It releases us from inner bondage, renews, and regenerates. A full education teaches us about that.

Our self-will that refuses to surrender to and submit to the living God is the cause of many of our problems. We can learn to escape inner turmoil and to daily experience Christ’s peaceful stillness of mind and heart. Inner freedom can’t be systematized or programmed.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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