Cognition: Growth: Positive Change: “How You ACTUALLY Learn” | YouTube Video

[Caveat: As always, not a blanket endorsement of the YouTube channel, speaker, other videos, etc.]

Note: Pain (affliction) is often one of the greatest motivators/change agents. This truth can easily be misused and abused; however, it is often very much neglected and unduly countered in our day. Real change often follows a deep sense of guilt, shame, embarrassment, and deep-felt pain. If your actions are such wherein you should rightly feel these things, then embrace said emotions, and use them to motivate you, to galvanize you, to take real (positive) action. Don’t buy into the liberal [fill in the blank]-shaming diatribes that seek to leave people comfortable, and at ease, in their problematic, even often dangerous/unhealthy lifestyles. Do what’s right, learn the lessons when you don’t, and strive to move forward. If someone hurts you with the truth, be thankful, even when their delivery and/or motives are wrong. Truth hurts, but also liberates and heals. You can either flee from it or embrace it.


Follow-up: Hiking, walking, exercising, reading, etc. are all excellent aids. However, before spending money on seminars, yoga classes, personal developers, etc., consider that the best teaching you can receive is often already in your households… it’s the Bible. For instance, the essence of the above video can be summed up in the following verses:

Psalm 119:67, 71, 75Before I was afflicted [depressed; abased; dealt harshly with, pained; hurt; brought low] I went astray: but now have I kept thy word… 71 [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted [depressed; abased; dealt harshly with, pained; hurt; brought low] that I might learn thy statutes… 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments [are] right, and [that] thou in faithfulness hast afflicted [humbled, depressed; abased; dealt harshly with, pained; hurt (as in chastised/chastened)] me.

The video introduces a sound principle but the speaker leaves out the most important source and direction to benefit from it. If we are going to meditate… it should be on God’s word which includes all of these needful truths, and many, many more.

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