I think one of our greatest assets is a short memory. Within it lies our infinite capacity for forgiveness. The only time I remember being disappointed in myself is when I failed to see the best in another person. What a wonderful lesson to learn.
Looking past our own, or someone else’s faults opens the possibility to learn from each other, and learning is the only thing we can do consciously and sub-consciously continuously, all the time. Everything else we do is part time. Doesn’t matter whether it be working, sleeping, eating, praying or playing, at a certain point we stop. Even during these activities we can learn. Some would say our dreams can teach us many things. Learning is a constant, continuous journey and God wants us to grow and learn as much as possible. The parable of the “talents given, used or wasted” in the Bible is a perfect example.
We see, feel, touch, imagine, smell, care, succeed, fall short, all without effort in every instant we are alive. We get to choose and imagine a path and choose again if we wish. In each nano second there are myriad lessons, in each moment a possible, epiphany in each day a new lifetime of learning. Learning is one of the only things left in our lives which is free. We should choose to exercise its limitless possibilities as much as we are able.