How do we grow through life, this ongoing stream of experience? Sometimes life smiles at us when everything runs smoothly. At other times we go from bad to worse. Sometimes we are lucky. At other times we’re unfortunate. That’s life. Enlightened learning is about how to deal with beautiful experiences and difficult ones in such a way that it allows us to grow in wisdom, strength, vitality, equanimity, love. How can we develop as human beings through times of good fortune and times of harsh difficulties? How can we turn unwanted experiences into our advantage (Nassim Taleb) and therefore to the benefit of the people surrounding us? [...] We can always choose to open our eyes, time and time again, so that every experience, the good as well as the bad, can spark our inner fire (Marcus Aurelius). Here I present a simple framework that can shed some light on how this sparking process enfolds.