We persevere in the confidence that we ourselves are being transformed. Perseverance produces character, and character hope. And hope, we will discover is the ultimate gift gained in wisdom.*
Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom. They discover how to do their jobs though informal learning: talking observing others, trial and error, and simply working with people in the know. Formal learning – classrooms and workshops – is the source of only 10 to 20 percent of what people learn at work.**
When we fail and mess up it doesn’t mean we’re failures.
But it can mean we’re learning.
The kind of learning that flows through us, changes us at a fundamental level, attunes us to what is happening around us, to where we have come from and where we are headed:
‘There, there, he said. The new universe is not all suffering and ssadness. There is much happiness in the thing. There is joy, and there is music, and there is spirit. Yes, I said, all these things. It is a beautiful universe.’^