Teaching is a sacred honor and it implies you have something to teach and you have a place, and people who are open. These are not trivial issues, as you know, and it takes effort and sincere self-development to get to these places.
Teach has progress and growth built into it. It shows you and the world you are growing and challenging yourself to be better and do better. Teaching has rejection and dissonance written all over it. Teaching requires patience and understanding. Teaching has the difficult aspect of dealing with people’s hard fought belief systems and existing structures which are very hard to shift and dislodge, if you even want to do it.
Teaching has the gift of learning built into it. Teaching helps you to learn what you don’t know about others and how they learn. Teaching helps you to empathize and look at life through the eyes of those who have gone before.
Teaching is a cumulative effort of the past and the collaborative effort of those who are willing to join you in the present. Teaching helps others, if done well, but mostly it helps those who teach to see life differently and to find new insights to share as a part of the learning and collaboration ensuing.
Teaching is the calling of the inquisitive and the persistent. Teaching happens in the most unusual and interesting places. Teaching always has a new look and always looks new. Teaching is the pinnacle of challenge and the most difficult you can find when you do it with sincerity and living what you teach.
Life can be anything you want. It is your choice and there are very few limitations on what you can do, especially in the spiritual space. You can dream and learn and act in ways you cannot see now but will see when you step into the possibilities.
Many times you limit yourself and what is possible and now you have the invitation to explode beyond any perceived limits you have. The time is now and the time is good to rocket out to new adventures and places.
I learnt so much from my upbringing in New Zealand. The greatest concept was to learn how to love fully and to eschew materialism in favor of caring for others. My best mate John took a message I sent out and reminded me again about his compassion and also how to apply great ideas.
I share his response with you to give you a glimpse of the great gift I had from living among such great people.
Kia ora e Paora
Our good city of Auckland and its infrastructure has been exhausted with the population explosion thats hit us in the last 5 years. The hot topic on our front pages every day is the high cost of housing and homelessness. The average house in Auckland is now valued a million dollars. They say there are 42,000 people out of home, however there are 22,000 empty houses in Auckland being landbanked by investors as they earn more by leaving them empty than having them tenanted as the rise in values goes up higher without tenants.
You are so right in what you said in your last paragraph: “The greatest challenge of life is not about things or accumulations, it is how you deal with and absorb what is available in each moment.”
I stumbled over a 54 year old homeless guy by the name of Stephen Williams in town the other night and he shared with me his grief of being arrested and taken into a police cell for 3 hours for erecting a cardboard box for his abode. I asked him what he was going to do about it, he said I’m going to take it to court as he quoted various laws and statutes of his rights. I commended him for his tenacity and went on to ask where is going to stay and he said he has a tent inside a tree on St Georges Bay Road, Parnell which is one of the highest priced area’s in Auckland. So I drove him to his abode on a double decker bus which he was blown away with in that a stranger would do that for him especially the treat of being on the top of a double decker.
I saw his abode and laughed because he doesn’t pay rent, rates, power, water, insurance’s, maintenance and repairs and yet he has a million dollar view overlooking the Waitemata harbour, he’s surrounded by tree’s and nature, has no neighbours, is right by a bus stop for transport and only walking distance to the main city.
In Stephen Williams case and in what you said, his greatest challenge of life is not about things or accumulations, it is how he is dealing with it. He has chosen to be homeless, although not all of our idea of a lifestyle but he told me about the homeless in Auckland was that they have chosen to be homeless.
He said theres only 30 hardcore homeless people in Auckland in which he is one of them. The other 42,000 homeless are those families in shared housing, living out of garages, sheds, cars and otherwise. He said they too have made their choice of their style of homelessness.
This might well be Stephen Williams answer to Auckland’s housing problems but it certainly opened my eye’s to another perspective that as you said, “only the best can understand and digest the best. Where are you on your ability to accept and integrate these ideas?”
Going back to Stephen Williams cardboard box abode, take a look at this link and a home made of cardboard, he may well have an answer in his own rights afterall:
Life is moving on. The challenge is to see what life is showing us and finding out what we don’t see because of our mental state or because we are not looking for the good stuff. It is all there. Why aren’t we seeing it? In this amazing message, Jesus puts out the challenge.
Be on the look out for some new videos coming soon to the website.
When you open up your mind and open up your heart to ideas and new possibilities, magic can happen. You have new opportunities show up for you, opportunities normally passing you by, and you remain oblivious to them. What is coming to you? What are you missing because your mind or your heart is not open?
These are interesting questions for anyone who wants to enjoy it all. These questions are important for someone who wants to live fully and embrace all of life. These are important questions if you want to advance in your life and advance as fast as possible for you.
The more astute and aware you are, the more you learn. The more you can pick up in this moment, the better the moment is and the higher your satisfaction will be. What are you doing or thinking to block or dismiss the greatest ideas and concepts available to you now?
Tune in and listen. Watch and observe. See others and what they are doing. Look at your habits and actions distracting you from the information coming to you. Find the sequences and patterns of living and playing to assist you in finding out the most, and living at the highest levels of consciousness.
The information and ideas are all there, all at one time, right now. What can you do with all this? How much of it can you absorb and process? When you do take it all in, how will you live and what will you do with what comes?
The greatest challenge of life is not about things or accumulations, it is how you deal with and absorb what is available in each moment. Only the best can understand and digest the best. Where are you on your ability to accept and integrate these ideas?
Every time you find new ways to learn, you develop yourself further. The opportunity is there for you to learn more in each moment and therefore you have an opportunity in a clean and interesting way. The choice is yours to develop yourself in ways that can expand your possibilities and develop yourself in ways that will increase your possibilities in life.
The opportunity for you is to develop in ways that will make your existence the most positive and helpful for you and for those around you. It is wonderful for you to be able to express and to share ideas that we give to you. We give them to you and give them to others with the idea that you will be able to look at things a different way in life…in such a way that it will help you to work through the issues that show up.
You share with others so many times you have different possibilities show up. This moment is here for you to enjoy, to stay in, and it is here for you to invest your own thoughts about what you can do and what can be done in the world. So much of life revolves around the possibilities and therefore it is important for you to capture the moment and the possibility that is available to you in this moment. You can do it. -received from God and is the first voice to text dictation I have done so far.