It is one of the beautiful things to me about the Torah and Torah study is that the same verses that we teach to a second and third grade and understood at that level can be read and understood by people at any age each and their own level.
What at an amazing message to educators, leaders and lifelong learners. Ones learning never ends and the thirst for knowledge is constant and ongoing. Things that you learned at a young age can be learned again with a deeper appreciation and meaning.
How? How does one or can one accomplish this especially if there is end, how can feel accomplished?
My Rabbi this week shared the following idea. We have a tradition that each week we read the weekly Torah portion twice and once with a commentary. He suggested two things:
1. Each year pick a commentary that speaks to you and interests you
2. Write down at least one idea that you could use and incorporate in your daily lives.
I want to sort of expand and put in terms that all educators and lifelong learners can use.
1. READ READ READ
2. find something a topic or an idea that interests you ( makes the reading more enjoyable)
3. Jot down or blog or tweet at least one takeaway from something that you read.
Then even though ones quest and journey of learning never ends by following these steps you make the learning real practical and will be in my opinion motivated to continue on the journey.