What Teaching means

While looking at what I want to teach and what I can teach, this detailed discussion came to me.  What will you teach and when?

 
Love,
Paul

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.

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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.

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