So much to learn and then develop into understanding with the help of the Holy Ghost and from understanding into intelligence. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all the choices and decisions I feel responsible for in my life.
However I read something this morning and suddenly I realized I don't always have to have all the right words and stately elocution. What I often need and also need to be satisfied with is the gift of having understanding through my heart delivered by the Spirit of the Lord.
I may not yet have in my mind the words of transformational speech to justify my belief that Common Core is full of future weaknesses and damage of agency, liberty, freedom and will increase bondage of the mind and body. What I do know is what I understand in my heart. I see with my eyes, hear with my ears and I understand with my heart. I understand more than I know with my mind and as I'm understanding with my heart, then I know that the Spirit is working to educate me. I'm a slow learner no doubt about it.
I also feel my heart has been guided with the changes that need to come to the core of our educational process which will begin to include both the principle approach of the NOAH Plan, the 4R's and agency approach as well as continued study of Vanguard Youth and American Heritage home education plan. I need the gospel more deeply rooted in my life and feel the need to add the gospel deeply into our educational plans. I don't have the the words yet but I have the heart feelings once again so I go with it and continue to learn seek understanding and act upon truths of righteousness, attend the temple weekly and do a lot of praying, reading, and writing.
Great speeches will never be mine as to why I feel certain ways. But for sure I do not have to follow blindly.
After I realized this thanks to President Harold B. Lee's talk on the very subject, I feel more of my burden lifted and trust feels firmer. I will be guided. Not all at once but with time, friends, and even strangers.