To Learn or Unlearn…

"Chalkboard Math" by Tamara Magnitsky
“Chalkboard Math” by Tamara Magnitsky

Welcome to LEARN week!

LEARN – to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience.

Learning is the key to living a blissful life. In the beginning we need to learn the skills of living, like math and reading and how to tie our shoes. As time goes on it can feel like we’ve learned enough enough, but as January so elegantly puts it, there is always more to learn and even unlearn:

Gravity Gains
by January Handl

Gravity keeps making
deeper and deeper
claims upon my body,
and all that I’ve learned,
all that I’ve learned
in a lifetime
of hills and valleys,
of landscapes and heartscapes,
in tip-toeing through
time and the
endless present moment,
is that the unfolding
of meaning that is given
by the lens by which
I view,
by which
I feel
by which
I choose
By which
I know-
This sensory-laden view
is layered by experience
by conditioned cultural demands
by shifting shadowed motivations
by fountains of fears that tempt
toward numbness-

I am ready for un-learning
so I might know
what truth wants
weave toward
of not knowing.

So what about you? Are there things you still need to learn and/or do you have some unlearning to do? This week our Bliss Initiative is to try out both! Take some time to find out something new and also consider what things you may need to unlearn.

The key is to actively choose. We can mosey through life unconsciously or we can direct our path with the things that make a difference. What is it that YOU need to learn?

Let’s begin today!


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

My mission is fulfilling a lifelong desire to be a creative professional making a positive difference in the lives of those I encounter. Photographing unique personalities in a fun and relaxed environment. To challenge myself creatively, listen deeply and take a damn good picture.
See Tamara’s photography on her Facebook Page.



January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently lives in Aptos California AND simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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