Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

It is as important to develop life skills as it is to transmit information. When the focus is totally on the intellectual approach to education, we develop people who are not well-rounded. A complete education has to involve developing the character of the student. These skills include positive self-image, self-trust, problem-solving and a way of avoiding negative thoughts. We, too often, expect family or religion to develop life skills, but these skills exist within every person. They can be taught in school without contradicting family values, choreographed so that students learn trust, confidence, clarity and problem-solving from their past conditioning. Teachers need to be living examples of how these skills manifest.

We need to look at how attitudes affect education and how they can be controlled. In the American Journal of Medicine, it was reported that the attitude with which a patient enters a doctor’s office determines the effectiveness of their treatment. Similarly, the attitude with which a student enters the classroom determines the effectiveness of their education. Attitudes are developed by the subconscious decisions we make when we face a challenge. A healthy attitude can be developed when conscious decisions are made. Our decisions are made based on the self-image we have been conditioned to identify with.

Education in Latin means to draw out. The Wisdom of the Body is the home of powerful inner resources. We draw from The Wisdom of our Body to fully understand and utilize what we have been taught. These resources will be needed in life after school; for instance in job performance, healing skills and in relationships. Life skills help individuals connect to inner wisdom.

The problems we face in the world today require participation from whole individuals. To do that, we need to develop a whole education. Do you think the Wisdom of your Body can help you solve the problems you face? If so, don’t you wish you could have learned it in school?

© 2010 Marc Lerner and Life Skills

Marc Lerner is the President of Life Skills Institute, a non-profit corporation that teaches life skills. He wrote a book, A HEALTHY WAY TO BE SICK, with over 25 experiential techniques that empower you to connect to inner wisdom.

By rahul