“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” -Albert Einstein
Can we agree that we are all students here on “Earth School?” Can we agree that we are all teachers on earth school as well? This is a beautiful conversation we can have with ourselves and the fellow students and teachers in our lives.
Just yesterday one of my friends and I were having such conversation over brunch. Remember, the best and juiciest conversations can be had over a delicious meal! My friend and I acknowledged how we’ve each learned from each other throughout some of our challenging times and how we freely and openly dance between the roles of teacher and student. As the Buddha stated, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” How true is that!
As with all things that are divinely timed, I was listening to a meditation this morning that spoke about the people and experiences that move us and truly inspire us. The meditation encouraged us to ask ourselves what is it about these people or experiences that make us feel this way. I came up with a few questions of my own that I’d like to share with you in case you’re interested in pausing and taking some time to reflect:
- Who are the people who are inspiring you these days?
- How do they inspire you?
- What insight(s) have you gained from them?
- Have you been prompted to take on a new course of action?
- Have you experienced a shift in perspective?
- What challenges have been your greatest teacher?
Earth school always brings us people, circumstances and situations to learn from. A lot of the learning comes form the exchange of information we have when we take part in meaningful conversations with others. Conversations that allow us to express our insight, questions our motives, speak our truth, share our wisdom and embrace new ways of looking at things. It goes beyond complaining and having the same meaningless, dead-end conversations that leave us feeling empty and without purpose – or angry and frustrated that we wasted our precious energy.
A really powerful conversation we can have is the one with our Self. Why? Because we also have the power to inspire and influence others. If you have not embraced the teacher within, then it’s about time you do! There was a line in the meditation that said, “Within all of us lies a wonderful teacher, a soul that greatly inspires others to seek the highest good and to engage fully in life, merely by expressing our authentic self.”
- Have you embraced your authentic self?
- Have you embraced the teacher within?
- What insight or inspiration can you share with others?
- What are some valuable lessons you’ve learned that you can pass on if given the opportunity?
- How can you creatively share your wisdom, insight and gifts with others?
- Are you open to receiving wisdom from others with openness, love and joy?
- How can you embrace and live the fullest expression of who you are?
My darlings, there are many colorful and creative ways that we can express our ideas, insights, and teachings with others as the day is long. I encourage you to not only embrace the teacher within, but let your inner teacher come out and play! As long as we are here on earth school, we are creating every moment of our life in everything that we do or say. Color outside the lines ( which is something I love to do) and be passionately creative!
Whether you all realize it or not, you are allowing me to embrace my teacher within by sharing my love of writing. I appreciate the time you take to read my blogs, perhaps comment on them, and even share them with other people in your life. I’m humbled at the bloggers who have found me, for I only recently discovered the world of blogging and haven’t yet delved into it as much as I would like. I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to inspire, love, and serve you in ways that move and inspire you to do the same. Infinite love and gratitude from my heart to yours! xo
Inhale love & light…Exhale grace & gratitude, JTC