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May 12, 2023
Bantu Chk
Core Spirit member since Aug 12, 2021
Reading time 3 min.

To truly learn, we must first unlearn. We must let go of the assumptions and beliefs that we have been taught and embrace a state of openness and receptivity to new knowledge and ideas. It is only through unlearning that we can achieve a true state of enlightenment.
And yet, unlearning is not easy. It requires us to question the very foundations of our understanding and to confront the uncomfortable truths that we have been avoiding. It requires us to be humble and to acknowledge that we do not know everything, and that there is always room for growth and development.
But the rewards of unlearning are great. By letting go of our preconceived notions, we open ourselves up to new perspectives and possibilities. We become more creative and adaptable, better able to navigate the complexities of the world around us. And most importantly, we become more compassionate and empathetic, able to see the humanity in those around us and to connect with them on a deeper level.
It is no coincidence that Jesus spoke so often of the need to become like little children. Children have not yet been burdened with the assumptions and beliefs that limit our thinking as adults. They are open to new experiences and ideas, and are unafraid to ask questions and explore the world around them.
The key to knowledge is success in unlearning. We must be willing to let go of what we think we know in order to learn what we ought to know. As Saint Paul once said, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do." We must be willing to challenge ourselves and push beyond our limitations if we want to truly grow and evolve
To truly learn, we must embrace this childlike state of mind. We must approach the world with a sense of curiosity and wonder, and be willing to question everything that we have been taught. We must be open to new ideas and perspectives, and be willing to change our minds when new evidence emerges.
So let us embrace the process of unlearning, and let go of the beliefs and assumptions that hold us back. Let us approach the world with open minds and open hearts, and be willing to learn and grow with each passing day. For it is only through unlearning that we can truly learn, and it is only through learning that we can truly grow and evolve as individuals and as a society.
In the beginning, we are like children,
With curious minds, open and wild,
Learning with wonder, uninhibited and free,
Living in a state of limitlessness.
But as we grow, we become burdened,
By the weight of knowledge and experience,
We forget the freedom we once had,
And lose ourselves in the details.
To unlearn is to return to that state,
To shed the weight of what we know,
To become like a child again,
And live in the mystery of the unknown.
It is not easy, this unlearning,
For it requires endurance and inner strength,
But when we achieve it, we find peace,
And we become capable of seeing the unseen.
The ocean is a symbol of this state,
A vast expanse with no end in sight,
Where the spirit of God hovers,
And the mystery of life is revealed.
Jesus spoke in this state of limitlessness,
In words that confounded the learned,
For he saw what others could not,
And he called us to unlearn, to be reborn.
So let us unlearn what we think we know,
And be open to the possibility,
That there is more to life than what we see,
And that the mystery is the key to our humanity.

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Bantu Chk1y ago

It is. Thank you for your response, much appreciated.

Afsheen Shah1y ago

It is so important to let go of our preconceived notions and open ourselves up to new perspectives and possibilities. This is truly freeing.