Learning is what is left over, after you’ve forgotten everything: you’ve heard, read, said, or seen.

Events that unfold around you are only happenings; they become experiences when you add value to them inside yourself. Be careful the value can be positive or negative.

It is what goes on inside of you; these are the most important things in your life; where your value comes from.

Deliberate action turns knowledge into practical wisdom. © 2016 Russel Steffy

Deliberate action: The conscious intentional process of doing something; that means you are a DOER.

Practical wisdom: the actual repeated application or use of valued ideas, beliefs, or methods; as opposed to theories.

Mat 6:19-21 “Stop storing [or, treasuring; to amass or reserve (literally or figuratively)] up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal, but be storing [or, treasuring; to amass or reserve (literally or figuratively)] up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in nor steal, for where your* treasure is, there will your* heart [fig., inner desire] be also.

Luk 17:20-21  Now having been questioned by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God is coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; neither will they say, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ For listen! [Strong imperative](what I am saying next is very important) The kingdom of God is within [or, among] you*.”

Joh 14:26 “But the Counselor [or, Helper], the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, that One will teach you* all [things] and will cause you* to remember [suggest to the (middle voice, one’s own) memory: – put in mind] all [things] [all, any, every, the whole] which I said to you*.


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Educare and Educere: Is a Balance Possible in the Educational System?

Bass, Randall V.; Good, J. W.

Educational Forum, The, v68 n2 p161-168 Win 2004

Craft (1984) noted that there are two different Latin roots of the English word “education.” They are “educare,” which means to train or to mold, and “educere,” meaning to lead out. While the two meanings are quite different, they are both represented in the word “education.” Thus, there is an etymological basis for many of the vociferous debates about education today. The opposing sides often use the same word to denote two very different concepts.


One side uses education to mean the preservation and passing down of knowledge and the shaping of youths in the image of their parents. The other side sees education as preparing a new generation for the changes that are to come–readying them to create solutions to problems yet unknown.


One calls for rote memorization and becoming good workers. The other requires questioning, thinking, and creating. To further complicate matters, some groups expect schooling to fulfill both functions, but allow only those activities promoting educare to be used.


Balance in educational aims is a valid focus for educators. This author contends that, in order to achieve balance, educators must start by changing the organizational structure or the ways in which decisions are made. Utilizing stakeholder perceptions in determining aims, establishing a shared vision of education, and facilitating a change in educators’ roles are initial steps. To accomplish a change in thinking, educators must examine their own personal mastery and mental models of education.


Origin and Etymology of educate

Middle English, to rear, from Latin educatus, past participle of educare to rear, educate, from educere to lead forth — more at educe


Origin and Etymology of educe

Latin educere to draw out, from e- + ducere to lead


Origin and Etymology of exist

The Latin word sistere, meaning “to stand,” “to appear,” “to stop,” or “to put,” gives us the root sist. Words from the Latin sistere have something to do with standing, appearing, stopping, or putting. To assist, or help, is to stand by someone in order to give aid. To consist is to be made up of a number of things put together. To exist, or have actual being, is to appear real. To persist is to refuse to stop doing or saying something.

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My definitions:

Educate – to draw forth out of one’s own mind; then to train one’s self towards completeness or wholeness

Exist – to stand forth out of wholeness consciousness


Wholeness consciousness from first page of my blog


Wholeness is the state where we contain all consciousness — consciousness for any action, thought, or energy flow (emotion or feeling). While we might not express the consciousness in any individual manner, we know it is within us. These “potentials” are the patterns which are aspects of spirit (life).