T – Teachers

ad20Teachers – When we were younger, we thought of a teacher as one who stood in front of a classroom spouting facts, or as a learned professor discussing ideas from behind a lectern.

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, T.IMG_3372the 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.

T.IMG_3526There is always something to learn, and that means that there will always be lessons, and there will always be teachers. That is why we are here.

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 T.IMG_3502stress 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 T.IMG_3528and 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.

Copyright © 2014 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master practitioner, and EFT (tapping) practitioner, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity. She is also an accomplished musician and plays the piano at various senior facilities, where her music touches those who need it the most. After retiring in 2013, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she has become a successful author with ten books published. Two of her books are powerful memoirs, and eight are uplifting and fun children’s animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, seeing the best in those around you, and helping others. Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show more kindness and compassion to everyone around them. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together. Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. For more information - please check out her website at www.lynnmiclea.com - thank you!
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4 Responses to T – Teachers

  1. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    How true!!!! Teachers come in all kinds of forms! It is the wise who open their eyes to see that teachers are all around us, among us, over us, below us… Love this post!

  2. RenataB says:

    Amen Lynn! So so true. People usually wait for that ONE teacher to come, but in fact, there are teachers all around us. Thank you for pointing that out and reminding us of this. 🙂

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Renata, thank you for your comment! Yes, I also used to look for the “one” teacher… and I believe that a true teacher will help you find that within yourself so that you can then see everything as a teacher. Thank you! ❤

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