Sir Ken Robinson on Educating the Heart

Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center’s Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart.

Human beings are more than just a mind.  Many of the Greek philosophers were more than happy to discard the importance of the physical world by sacrificing it on the alter of the intellect.  The later French philosopher, René Descartes, is even famous for his motto Cogito Ergo Sum (“I think, therefore I am”).

Sir Robinson aptly questions Descartes’ premise and many others that have stemmed out of the Enlightenment and quest for modern efficiency and production as he brings to light the other arenas of life…beyond simply the mind.  Even Aristotle with his Platonic influence is quoted as promoting an educated heart.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Here at TrueFit™ we believe these arenas (mind, body, & heart) were given to us by our Creator rather than through a random evolutionary process as the video promotes; however, no matter ones’ stance on the origin of these human components, we should all be able to recognize both their reality and their importance in our lives.

The real question becomes: how are we going to develop each of these parts that make up our whole selves?