Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Why do we teach?

Egos can clash in any situation, but spirit cannot clash at all. If you perceive a teacher as merely “a larger ego” you will be afraid, because to enlarge an ego would be to increase anxiety about separation. I will teach with you and live with you if you will think with me, but my goal will always be to absolve you finally from the need for a teacher. This is the opposite of the ego-oriented teacher’s goal. He is concerned with the effect of his ego on other egos, and therefore interprets their interaction as a means of ego preservation. T-4.I.6: 1-5

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Does teaching enhance the ego or is it an effort to join with people so that all can become one?

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step twelve, that AA members, having had a spiritual awakening carry the message of this spiritual awakening to others.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth.

Today, it is suggested that we share our experience with others in the hope of joining with them in the move forward on the path to enlightenment.

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