Each person we meet is a gateway to something we don't
As I grow older I've been thinking how younger children,
teenagers, they look up to me and it makes me think "What
does it really mean to give?"
The only spanish words Ashish knows "Amigos Muchas
Shunryu Suzuki said "Each of you is perfect the way you
are, and you could all use a little improvement"
Often it's not just about finding the right answer, but
asking the right question.
When someone approaches Les Kaye with a problem, he
doesn't start by trying to find an answer, but to celebrate the
courage and bravery the person displays in just asking.
Listening is an important aspect of mentorship.
A title of a book "That which you are seeking is making
"Wait, but wait wihtout hope, because hope could be hope
of the wrong thing" T.S. Elliot
Two of the greatest stories about relationships with
mentors: 1) swami vivekananda with Ramakrishna -- convinced by
his own experience 2) Yogananda with Sri Yukteswar --
interchangeability between guru and disciple.
The words "Formal Guru" have come up, and I do have a
"formal guru", but it's one of the most informal
relationships I have.
Mentoring happens when you walk the talk.
Teacher's task: occupy your mind so that the real
teachings can come up from within.
Yogiraj Gurunath often says "You need a teacher in
kindergarden to teach you the abc's, what makes you think that
for life's most important task, finding God, that you do not
need a guide?"
Eric's poem "when a student is ready. A teacher is
everywhere. When a teacher is ready students are everywhere.
When a teacher looks and finds no students, and when
students look and finds no teacher, then graduation is very near.
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