That quote really resonates with me. I know that for me teaching is an act of exploration...so I get in a lot of practice to those things that I'm guiding others in.
I had an amazing breakthrough with a student last week. I'm sure my writing won't do the story justice but I hope that some of it peeks through. I told the story to my friend Alara while at a coffee shop and she was so touched by the whole thing that she burst into tears. I've never seen her cry in front of me and I've known her for 5 years.
Ok, after twiddling over the keyboard for a while it's not coming out right. All I can say right now is that I got a teenager to see the power of his thoughts and how in being honest with others that he can form relationships and mend bridges that he didn't think possible to repair. After all was said and done, he opened up to his teacher and looked happier than I've ever seen him. I'd describe him as having rainbows coming out of his face...such a glow.
I had this student read a passage that I've been mulling over: Much of what a human being gets out of life, depends on his or her relationship with their mind. We create our own individual reality by the limits we perceive, by our excitement or lack of excitement over new adventures, by the room we make in our lives for quiet reflection...
I know that what I was able to teach to this student during our session was that the mind is so powerful to our every day experience and the relationship that we have with it is constantly growing. I've been looking at my relationship with my mind a lot over the past couple of months and I'll have to post later about what I see.