Are you a teacher or a student of life?
For some time I questioned whether or not teaching others was a good idea. Would my messages mean anything to the world? Isn’t it easier to be a lifelong student? I stressed about my need to keep people excited and interested with unique ideas. The struggle ended once I figured out that expressing ideas of love never get tired, old or dull. I see that sharing love messages is a rewarding service.
Believe it or not, you are in constant learning mode. Depending on your life experiences at any given moment, you will end up either sharing or learning an idea. If you have an idea you are sharing it. If you share an idea you are learning it.
A learner is someone curious about life. Because you are both teacher and student, there is much power in seeing which ideas wake up your spirit and which ideas positively strengthen you. Activate your learning mode to make healthy and loving choices in these four ways.
Write a list of your top three beliefs. According to Webster’s Dictionary, belief is "a feeling that something is good, right or valuable.” Believing in something means you invest your faith in an idea that guides you during transitions and unsettled times.
Live judgment-free. When you are in learning mode, the world is an endless question. Asking questions free you from labeling an experience or person. When you are confused or facing difficult choices, find your answer by checking internally: “What can I learn here? Will my decision be a continued projection of my beliefs or a twisted version of my ego?” Hopefully, you will cut to the chase and make your next move based on what is good, right or valuable.
Practice your beliefs. When you write, speak or send energy to someone, it is an extension of your belief system. For example, I am a big believer in joy. When I project joy in any form I am teaching joy. Others are now inspired to project joy too because it makes them feel good. Because joy is so valuable to me, I seek opportunities to reinforce and increase it.
Unleash useless beliefs. Does fear drive your life? Do you feel safe in the world? If you are in doubt right now, take a moment and understand that fear in any form means you believe in it. If you are driven by fear you are teaching fear. Remind yourself that you can change direction at anytime. Persuade your fear to go into retreat. Awaken your mind to your deepest genuine beliefs. Remind yourself of the values which resonate within your heart.
Learning mode allows you to be more clear about who you are and your place in the world. It also gives you the opportunity to discover and open yourself to spiritual enrichment. A delicious quote from Master Teacher Jesus Christ says: "Remember that if teaching is being and learning is being, then teaching is learning. Everything you teach you learn. Teach only love, and learn that love is yours and YOU are love.”