Learning. Teaching. Improving oneself by acquiring more information. Gaining a new perspective.
We have an opportunity to be educated every day of our lives. Getting an education is about opening our mind to a whole new perspective. Often, we get educated on a topic through necessity: we learned very quickly how to turn off the gas when that first earthquake hit. Or we get educated by choice, by signing up for a class, reading an article, or even just speaking thoughtfully with a new person we encounter. Either way, education about any topic, discipline, hobby, or person, brings us to a new place and fundamentally changes us.
Education is more than books and studying. It need not happen in a formal setting like a classroom or be paid for in order for it to be valuable. And the more we educate ourselves, the more we realize how much there is to learn. And thankfully, we run no risk of running out of learning opportunities. Choosing to learn is a gift that we give ourselves.
Ellen Brook, Bay Area artist and designer, is someone I want you all to meet! Recently featured in Punch Magazine, she
admits that she didn't know she had a creative bone in her body until she was 40. Her life became one of exploration and learning - about fabrics, texture, color, fashion and design. And she educates others in the corporate world, using art to help cultivate creativity and a more collaborative approach to their work output and experience. Read about her, see her gorgeous work, and be inspired to make education (in whatever discipline you choose) a part of your life like Ellen does every day. (www.ellen-brook.com/corporate-event/) Think about it. Think about how you can educate yourself in ways that propel you forward, that meet your needs, and make you feel alive. Dare to imagine a world where everyone makes decisions to be educated, about our world and each other. And if you are looking for an interactive, enlightening corporate workshop for your colleagues, reach out to Ellen and let her educate you!! Let me know how it goes. Have a wonderful week!
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