Being a Student of Life

What if we saw ourselves as students of life – a student that never saw anything we did as wrong but actually an opportunity to grow, to deepen, to expand?

How would life be if we just saw it as a plethora of opportunities? From opportunity comes learning and with learning we soon enough realise just how much more there is to learn, to master.

What if life was all about the many opportunities to master our own heart? And with that there can be no ‘better than,’ or wrong or right, but only what feels true and then the learning of what does not belong with that truth.

What if we saw ourselves as always being a student, a student of life, one that can never actually graduate per se, but one that was on a continuous journey of learning?

Life presents many situations to learn from and it is how we are with those learnings that is important.

Being a student of life and truly seeing ourselves as such, makes it all about learning, and with this, judgment on self or others has no space. Just as a baby who is learning to walk – it stands, it falls, it stands, it falls and it keeps going. Never does that baby judge itself about the fact that it has fallen, but he or she is constantly part of the learning to take steps.

How would everything in life be for us all if we all chose to be this way in life, letting our heart lead the way, embracing learning and being a forever student?

By Johanna Smith, Bachelor of Education (Major Special Needs, Minor Psychology), Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood, Studying Diploma of Counseling, Esoteric Complementary Health Practitioner, Woman, Teacher, Mother, Wife and Friend

Further Reading:
The classroom of life
No Mistakes: Just a New Learning
Lesson for LIFE & Beyond – The UNFOLDING PATH

1,030 thoughts on “Being a Student of Life

  1. And there are quite some things to learn, to see and to let go off if we want to get back to living who we truly are. So we better make it a way of learning, and letting go of self judgement when we fall down again.

  2. I love this blog, reminding us there is a totally different way of being a student.
    No classrooms, examinations or comparisons with exam results. Simply a return to love through being a forever student of life, that keeps on presenting the same opportunity over and over until we learn the lessons through daily experience. A constant evolution with life and the Universe.
    “Being a student of life and truly seeing ourselves as such, makes it all about learning, and with this, judgment on self or others has no space”.

  3. This seems especially pertinent if we consider that we may have many lives and this is but one in a series of many… and that there is a purpose in that too- that in having an opportunity to grow our awareness we may eventually choose whether to serve here on Earth for humanity or in, and from, another place.

  4. “How would everything in life be for us all if we all chose to be this way in life, letting our heart lead the way, embracing learning and being a forever student?” – Love the humbleness in this Johanna, for we are forever students all of the time.

  5. Life itself is a school and an opportunity to learn and to grow – but how much do we actually utilize this opportunity and opportunities that are presented each and every day? A wise question to ask myself every day!

  6. Learning to live in such a way that I do not give my power away to others, knowing what feels true in my body and acting on that, not the spoken words, discerning energy all around me, becoming more aware, these to me are some of the tools needed to master life and not be mastered by it.

  7. “…And with that there can be no ‘better than,’ or wrong or right, but only what feels true and then the learning of what does not belong with that truth.” – It’s when we start to look to life in a way that makes things ‘better’ in society that we can really get lost in thinking we have solved a problem in society when all we have done is put a shine on something that is corroded and rotten underneath it.

  8. “Life presents many situations to learn from and it is how we are with those learnings that is important.” Absolutley true Johanna. Whether we choose to learn from our mistakes or not will determine how our life will continue to play out.

  9. We either live life or life lives us and finding out how to re-connect to our essence with a commitment to a Livingness or a way of living that brings us back to focusing on our divinity first and foremost then our living becomes our life. The Livingness of who we are is full of Joy, Harmony, Stillness and Love and how simple life becomes when we are connected to our essence.

  10. If we all lived as being students of life it would certainly break the arrogance of us thinking we know it all and we wouldn’t get stuck ways that will never have us evolve.

  11. Ironically being a forever student is part of the mastering process in the sense that you never ‘get there’ but devote your life to going deeper and deeper into the Universe within.

  12. A great reminder any day, a reminder to feel the grandness of who we truly are and then feel how much of that is actually lived to then realize there is still a way to go but a lot to appreciate in the mean time.

    1. I love that Mathilda as the humility of the student is that of one who admits to not know and have all the answers and therefor is open to new insights, development and growth. This bring an openness to life and to all those around us.

  13. Embracing life with a living commitment to be connected to our essence, will definitely have a deep Joy-full-ness that is simply available to all who choose to reconnect to their essence. Then as a student of our own Livingness, a way of being through our heart or essence, which is providing a forever-deepening-vehicle that is open to life’s next lessons.

  14. I love the example you shared about children learning to walk. I used to be very hard on myself when I made a mistake and then I am very hard on the people around me when they make a mistake too. It leaves no room for learning and expansion when we go into judgement. Now, I embrace life very differently and know that mistakes are part of my learning and an opportunity to grow. I love being a student of life, it changes everything from stress to appreciation and acceptance.

  15. It is really common to know where were are and know where we want to be, and to then be hard on ourselves for not achieving the goal, but what if the true learning is simply to be loving with ourselves every step of the way?

  16. Seeing every aspect of life as an opportunity to learn and become more of who we truly are is the only way to live if we really want to grow and nurture ourselves and others.

  17. We are all students of life, not one of us, even the people who consider themselves to be oh so smart, are not so smart, but are students alongside us as we learn what is needed to return home to our Soul, which we left to create something that like a bind weed, has been choking the life out of us.

  18. This is great Johanna, and adding to what you have shared; that by exploring Life and not letting go of the Studentship as this is such an important step in our evolution. For being caught up in the knowledge holds ‘no’ lived wisdom, the wisdom-ship that comes via us being open to the exploration of those ’steps’ or movements that come from our greatest resource which is our whole bodies.
    So from birth to death and into our next incarnation being open in our body will only bless us and all those whom gets that reflection.

    1. Yes, me too, the way they learn is very joyful, light and playful. We could do the same as adults, no reason to shut this part of ourselves out just because we have grown in size.

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