I am a firm believer in the idea that each and every person we connect with in this life is a powerful teacher.
Whether it’s teaching us humility, patience, compassion, tolerance, etc. everyone we meet blesses us with an opportunity to learn lessons that act as catalysts in our personal and spiritual growth.
Living according to this idea shifts our perspective into one in which we can ask, “What is this here to teach me? What can I learn from this?” rather than seeing the unpleasant or uncomfortable situations we will inevitably find ourselves in throughout our lives as a chance to seek victimhood and ask, “Why me?”
Not only does it empower us and create a deeper sense of meaning in our lives and its myriad of experiences, the thought that each interaction and experience is a teacher also opens space for wisdom to be made manifest, space in which we connect more fully to our essence and Higher Selves. We grow with and through each moment of our lives, stepping more firmly into our Divine truth and purpose.
Today, I wonder:
Who/what has been your greatest teacher? What wisdom have you gained through their/its lessons? If not, how do you think your life could shift if you began viewing everyone/everything in your life as a teacher?
Let me know in the comments below!
My greatest teachers have been, unsurprisingly, those who have hurt me the most. They shed light on places within me that needed healing, and I’ll forever be grateful for those lessons and experiences. Without them, I would not have been aware of the things I needed to heal, and thus, would not have had the opportunity to grow.