Here are related ways to think about this lesson:
- Blind spots really are blind.
- You don’t know what you don’t know.
- You must learn your own lessons, in your own time, in your own way.
Here’s a summary of this life lesson:
There are two kinds of knowing, one broad and one deep. The first kind is “knowing about” something, having a general awareness or cursory familiarity with a topic or an object. The second kind is “truly knowing,” a deep understanding gained by education, application, and experience. The best way to discover if you truly know something is to teach it to another person until he or she, too, understands it.
The concept of knowing also applies to personal relationships. People often don’t reveal their true feelings or say what they really mean. In order to discern someone’s true character, we need experience over time in a variety of situations.
Ask yourself, “To get unstuck, I need to learn how to . . . “
Click on the skill you’d most like to learn! Use these skills in your daily life. Notice your progress! Then add another skill from this or another lesson.
Writing helps you sort out your thoughts.
We've written a series of questions so you can dig deeper and get unstuck.
And we created two ways for you to do it, depending on how you work best:
IF you like to write your thoughts on paper, then print out our form, fill it out, and keep it in your journal. If you wish to share it with Esther, then scan it or take a picture of it with your phone and send it to her at her email address.
[Printable Document Coming Soon]
OR you may like to type instead of write, so we've created a form that you can fill out and have sent to you. Then, if you'd like to share it with Esther and get some personal counseling, simply reply to the email!
Remember, the content you write in this form is confidential. It is emailed to you (to the email address you supplied) and nobody else.
If you wish to have Esther consult with you on your answers, then simply reply the email once you receive it. (Instructions are in the email along with your answers.) Esther may provide a simple reply or suggest further reading, a group session, or personal counseling, and it's completely up to you at that point how you would like to proceed.