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.