Lifetime of Learning – Evolving through the Journey of Life

How do you define ‘Life’? Is it a journey, a series of ups and downs or simply an experience? I remember reading a book by Dr. Brian Weiss many years ago that talked about our lives on Earth like spiritual beings studying in an Earth School.  A lifetime of learning starts with a single moment of wonder.

Evolving through the journey of life is not a choice but it is certainly a way of life. There are opportunities today to switch from a need-based job to a desire-based job.

Life is a Learning Process

We learn the lessons we need to learn in Grade 1 and once we are done with them, we move on to Grade 2. If we don’t learn the lessons we need to learn in Grade 2, we don’t move on to Grade 3 but remain there for as many lifetimes as we may need to master the lessons.

In this way, spiritual beings (humans) are all at different planes of evolution. Some are more evolved than others and have moved on to higher lessons while some are still stuck at learning the basic ones.

Gary Zukav explains the ‘Earth School’ to be a special learning environment in which all that needs to be examined and brought to health in each individual is revealed to her or him in the intimacy of her or his personal experience. A lifetime of learning can be socially invigorating while also improving memory and cognitive abilities.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller (Tweet this)

What are my Lessons?

The main purpose of our life experience on Earth is to discover and learn the lessons we have come here to learn through direct experience. Something inside us will blossom once we learn our key lessons and we will know from our feelings and instincts that we have evolved.

Our perspective might hinder our learning so we need to be careful to develop the right one. No real learning can take place without hands-on practice which involves trial and error. We need to be compassionate towards ourselves and others when mistakes happen.

Holding on to grudges, for instance may seem intelligent on the physical plane when someone else makes a mistake. One may justify one’s reaction as an operation of the ‘defense mechanism’ but it hampers our development and creates bad karma in the form of ‘emotional debt.’

Analyze and understand the lesson you can derive from a negative experience and move on. Practice forgiveness and wipe out any negativity that might spoil your inner world, if harbored.

A Lifetime of Learning

In his thought-provoking work titled ‘Many Lives, Many Masters,’ Dr. Brian Weiss shares how his skepticism changed into belief when one of his patients healed through past-life regression therapy. The patient recalled several incidents from different lifetimes and even became a channel for messages she received about Dr. Weiss’s family from the space in-between lives.

Millions have read and admired the book that encourages us to explore beyond limited knowledge.

More learning can take place when there are many obstacles than when there are few or none. A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul’s growth. You may have chosen the more difficult life so that you could accelerate your physical progress. ~ Dr. Brian Weiss (Tweet this)

Find your passion and always commit to a lifetime of learning.


All people have the same journey to take—their life. What we see as problems, hurdles or frustrations are but lessons that we need to learn. They will occur and reoccur until we absorb the learning we need to derive from them and move on to a higher plane. A connection with our inner self is the foundation we require to making sense of it all and drawing upon the strengths we require for overcoming a situation and living life well.

Life is a journey that has a lot different paths, but any path you choose, use it as your destiny. ~ Ryan Leonard (Tweet this)

Having a learning-oriented attitude enables us to remain humble and keep evolving as we go through the journey of life. Your life now is the product of your choices.


About the Author

Supradeep Mukherjee is an author, trainer and broadcaster. Educated at Hindu College and the Delhi School of Economics, he has consulted with a number of corporate organisations, radio stations and academic institutions. His areas of interest include Personal Development, Parenting, Relationships and Lessons in Living from Mythology.

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