Can we recognize our teachers by the following hints:

  • People, places and things that trigger us
  • Life’s unexpected disappointments and frustrations
  • Waiting for things to happen
  • The __________(fill in the blanks).

Confucius reminds us – if we understand our teachers, we will understand ourselves.  And, so he writes –  If I am walking with two men, each of them will serve as my teacher.  I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them and the bad points of another and correct them in myself.

It is our teachers that help us grow the most because they help us to reflect – to put down the magnifying glass and pick up the mirror.   They are the ones who show us what to let go of so we can heal.   

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