Teacher and Student

“The only difference between

A Teacher and a Student is that

The Student believes that

There is a difference whereas

The Teacher knows there is none.”

~ Wu Hsin

 

The best teachers in all aspects of life are perpetual students, open to learning and letting go of what they have been told is the truth.

Only the ego creates a hierarchy to uphold and defend.

It’s so freeing to step into an other realm where our conditioning doesn’t get in the way of our evolution … and we can play and learn together.

Namaste

 

The Universal Law of Growth

growing bud

Today I want to share this extract from the PBS stream of Stephen Hawking’s “Genius”.

“Given the right environment and conditions we cannot fail to grow. 

Life cannot not grow.  Everything is the universe follows this rule. From a cell to a fungus, to a worm, to ourselves. Just think about it. When we fail to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually there is something that is holding us back or containing us.

With mindfulness meditation and self inquiry we can start to tune into ourselves and the environment that can support our growth.

Luckily we can create our environment. We aren’t plants or simple life formations, we have the ability to think envision and create.

I see Buddhist monks in monasteries cut off from the modern world where the seeds of  meditation and spirituality are planted and grown in just the right environment.

To aspire to be like this, in this culture and society may not be possible. In this environment we can grow in a different way.

To allow ourselves to become all that we can be, we must nurture ourselves and the environment we are in.”

May we all continue to follow the universal law of growth, by nurturing ourselves and the environment that we are in.

Namaste

 

* Haiku – root down

Root down to rise up

Image by Siro Lopez http://www.sirolopes.com

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Find your Middle Ground

Settle in the here and now

Root down and rise up

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* Haiku – all you are

girl walking on her path

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Become all You are

Let go of roles and pleasing

Find Your Middle Ground

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* Be Confused About What You Know

“Until you are willing to be confused about what you already know, what you know will never grow bigger, better, or more useful.“                  Milton Erickson

embrace the unknown

We seek assurance in knowing.
When we know, we feel more in control.
But we forget that learning is infinite…

Let’s be willing to be confused by what we know
and in that confusion step into the unknown.

Lighten up to not knowing.
Be ready to be wrong.
Relish our own ignorance.
Get curious about our shadow side.
Fully embrace the power of our ego.

… Can you be with this discomfort?

Growth doesn’t happen in the comfortable.

Just as children must go through a stage of learning as they become adolescents, so must we as adults, go through this stage if we wish to evolve further.

Not knowing opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

And it’s okay to be confused about it all 😉