This week we are reflecting on the power of (un)learning. Brian Tracy, author and speaker, provides the following truth on the act of learning:
Learning is essential to our human existence, allowing us to evolve and grow as we learn from our environment, the people around us, and our experiences. Through the active pursuit of knowledge, our present awareness of reality broadens and transforms. The acts of learning (augmenting our understanding) and, perhaps more relevant, unlearning (challenging our previous perspective), work together in tandem, along our educational journey to lead us to extraordinary, positive changes within!
In support of the Black Lives Matter Movement, we're committed to continually learning about the complex issues and systemic injustices that our society faces, while unlearning the way systemic racism has been constructed in America's history. We invite you to join us in enhancing our collective understanding together.
We recognize that (un)learning calls for active listening and are currently embracing the phrase "I'm here to listen and learn." and we invite you to give it a try. As we all know, we humans are imperfect by nature and don't hold all of the answers. And that's okay! Our power lies in our ability to listen to others within our communities and beyond. Active and open listening can clear a path for growth and shifts in our collective consciousness and understanding. Our attitudes change when our knowledge changes.
Active (un)learning can be important and difficult work! Indulge in some kindness toward yourself too. 😊 Drink plenty of water, feel the fresh air on your skin, move around, and take rest.
We'd love to hear from you!
How are you (un)learning this week? What does the active pursuit of knowledge mean to you? How has (un)learning transformed your present awareness of reality?
📖 Black Lives Matter Community Resource List: All of you have begun submitting articles, podcasts, organizations to donate to in our BLM resource list. Thank you so so much! Use this spreadsheet to find something new and share what you have been listening to, reading or watching. Let's help our community become stronger on this journey.
We're always open to more submissions. Please click here to contribute :).
🎥 The Root of Racial Injustice (19 mins): In this inspiring and powerful talk, Megan Francis traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and calling out "fix-all" cures to a complex social problem
Aduri offers free and donation-based virtual meditation, mindset and education sessions Monday through Thursday. Check them out here!