As I am finding my way through life, I have come to see that everything and everyone is our teacher. They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. And I believe that if we are open, a teacher is everywhere. Every person we meet, every experience we have, whether good or bad, has something to teach us.
Life is filled with good and bad, highs and lows, laughter and pain. Life itself is filled with lessons for us, about behavior, attitude, and perceptions. About truth, about ourselves. About letting go and forgiveness, about love, kindness and compassion. About honoring our own inner Truth and Being.
Over the years, I have seen many teachers. From pain and conflict, I learned about forgiving, and not taking things personally. From illness, loss, and grief, I have learned about appreciation, tolerance, and letting go. From realizing that I do not have control of other people, I have learned about setting boundaries and speaking my truth. From stress and demands, I have learned about relaxation and patience.
I have learned about gratitude and kindness from the stranger who happily offered me his place in line. I have learned from people’s smiles, from my dogs, and from the trees in my back yard. I have learned from flowers and raindrops.
I have learned to love myself, to not take life so seriously, and to know that what happens is not personal. I have learned to listen to my heart and to my gut. I have learned to be more open. I have learned to find joy and beauty in anything and everything.
I can learn from everything around me. And I give deep and heart-felt thanks to everyone and everything that has crossed my path in this life and that will cross my path in the future. Thank you all for being who you are.
And I am open and ready to learn more – I am here, looking forward to my next teacher.
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