Head of School Jackie Westerfield reflects on the process of learning and enlightenment.
This week I had my own face to face encounter with a universal truth. Universal truths, by and large, are everywhere, often cited and recited, but rarely actually experienced. The truth I met this week came packaged in its usual disguise, my Twitter feed. I have come to view this feed as the metaphoric river in Siddhartha, the constantly changing, yet timeless flow of all that is.
Each droplet in my feed appeared, at first blush, as the infinite source of wisdom. I could not possibly let this link flow by without reading it, in its entirety, right now. But wait, the next one looked to be even more enlightening, no, wait, the next one… this process continued until I realized that my summertime quest for learning could not be satiated. Certainty, in this ever flowing stream, could not exist: certainty comes from within.
Before giving in completely to…
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