Though my parents raised me on a steady diet of nature and science shows, music and artistic events, camping and enjoyment of the outdoors and sports, I lacked any significant training in the deeper things of humanity: theology, philosophy, and psychology. I wasn’t trained in how to think well or made aware that I should think well.from why i still believe by mary jo sharp
Just read the quotation above this morning and it got me to thinking (about thinking) and then to wondering:
The author says she “lacked any significant training in the deeper things of humanity: theology, philosophy, and psychology,” but don’t nature/outdoors, science, music, art, and even sports — if they’re about enjoyment with family and friends instead of competition, winning, and glory — train us in those “deeper things of humanity”?
Do we need a dividing line between living from the head and living from the heart … between thinking and experience?
I’m not sure, but I lean toward another quote I recently read:
You do not think yourself into a new way of living, you live yourself into a new way of thinking.from “a new way of thinking” by richard rohr