Friday, March 9, 2018

Teach what you want to learn

The third of seven principles of Unitarian Univeralism asks us to covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. This "encouragement" is a form of teaching. We teach all the time by demonstrating through our thoughts, feelings, and behavior what we believe.

Are you a teacher of God or a teacher of the ego?

It is written in A Course In Miracles, "Any situation must be to you a chance to teach others what you are, and what they are to you. No more than that, but also never less."

Stephen Gaskin said that the only thing we have to share with others is our own state of being.

It also is important to understand that we are teaching all the time and that we learn what we teach. It is written in ACIM "It (the course) also emphasizes that teaching is a constant process; it goes on every moment of the day, and continues into sleeping thoughts as well." A little further it is written, "Teaching is but a call to witnesses to attest to what you believe."

We must choose what we wish to learn and what we wish to teach. Do we want to teach about the idols on the path of the ego or about the attributes of the Divine on the path of the spirit?

It is simple really. Do we want money, power, fame, sex, social status, approval, drama, or do we want peace, love, and bliss?

1 comment:

  1. Most of us don't know what we want. We want what every the advertisers and our society tell us to want. It's not until you get older, past the householder phase of life, that you start to question what society tells you you should want.

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