Why The Best Teachers Know They Are Ever-Expanding Students

Written by on June 25, 2016 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor, Thrive with 2 Comments

To truly master something, we know that it takes dedication, practice and often requires much repetition of the same action or actions. Over time, we develop muscle memory if we are learning a dance routine or new yoga moves and our body adapts and becomes more fluid and limber. It begins to flow more freely and work with “what’s next” because it’s prepared for it; it’s been training hard.

When it comes to conscious habits, it’s not always so “smooth” or easy-going as repeating certain workout moves. Training the cognitive brain or “ego-mind” is a completely new territory because this is the realm of the ego. In the mind, we have the ability to play with free will and can either keep going or give up at any time on anything we are attempting to learn.

Now, it’s good to mention that training the mind is different than training the ego-mind which can be trained either consciously or subconsciously. Some ways in which to do so would be by using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) or Hypnosis. You can literally train yourself to quit smoking in your sleep, and that would be speaking to the brain, not the true, higher mind.

The mind is not a physical “thing” or entity, and therefore it’s not so much a thing to be trained as it is a thing we should listen to and learn from. If anything, your mind is what moves you. It’s your momentum; it’s your inner fire. I would even go so far to say it is your “Higher Self” or Spirit/Intuition; your Higher Mind…the Observer within of all thoughts.

And perhaps it’s that first moment when we realize that we are not actually our thoughts that we realize that the potential for learning is ever-expanding; just as we are. As all relationships reflect our own inner shadows back to us, so that we can best heal the wounds within the deepest, scarred parts of our hearts, we see a glimpse of the beauty of infinite creation with every skill and every lesson learned.

But what does it mean to truly master something?


Does practice ever really end? Are you the “best” until someone “beats” you? Or is this all mere perception? What does it truly mean to personally master an art or craft or skill? And does it really have anything to do with anyone else? Well, yes and no…

See, I believe that the final stage is learning is teaching and that we cannot fully know something 360 degrees until we have taught it to another. We must see it from the other side and be able to conceptually and perceptually explain it to others for it to truly take final root not only in our psyche, but in our hearts. And to me, that is what it takes to truly master anything.

There are some people who are just amazing at stuff and they know it and they love to let everyone else know it. Awesome. But unless whatever you consider yourself having reached a certain level of skill at has instilled a certain level of humility in your heart, you will always approach your skill from a place of competition and separation/fear. This prevents that deep-rooted connection to your heart I mentioned earlier that I feel I absolutely necessary for true mastery of any skill.

Therefore, I would always recommend that one stay humble no matter how many skills they feel they have mastered and to remember that the best teachers always know they always have more to learn because life is forever unfolding; as we are. When you are humble, you are light and you are float more freely. Let us all embrace and embody our divine imperfections as we learn to master the art of joyfully creating our lives!

Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

 

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  1. Well the ANSWER IS EASY.. We only use one tenth of our brain… so maybe if we lived longer we could master the other 9/10 th.

  2. Oh and then Facebook and sites like this would go broke because we would no longer be searching for ANSWERS

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