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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

"BE TEACHERS...BE TRUTH SEEKERS"

The #Script exhorts you in its iconic song, #Hall_of_Fame, to "Be teachers...Be leaders...Be truth seekers".  I want to suggest that that's EXACTLY what we are called to do.  Each of us to be each of those.

Whether you like it or not, you are a teacher for others.  Your kids will learn from you: whatever you put out, they will choose to follow you, or perhaps they will choose never to be like you.  If you treat people badly, you will teach them how to treat others equally badly.  If you are generous, you will teach generosity.  If you are loving, you will teach others to love.  Meanness will beget meanness, and so on.  

In one sense, we are all teachers for each other.  We learn from others how to be, how not to be, how to behave in order to protect ourselves, and how to connect.  

So, if we are teaching others already at an unconscious level, how about consciously teaching?  You don't need to find a school: your pupils are all around you.  You have the opportunity to teach and inspire others by the way you live, the way you connect and by sharing what you know.  So many people hold back on sharing what they know, either because they think it's unimportant or that their voice doesn't count.  However, I've discovered that those who are the quietest are often the people who see others, who have insights and who will share incredible information or wisdom when asked to do so.  

We all have something valuable to teach others, so there is no need to keep it hidden until it is dragged out.  Teaching is the one thing we can all do to make a real difference around us.  No experience is needed and whatever your life's learnings have been make up your database of things to teach.  So whether it is formal information you are sharing, or just your natural ebullience and way of treating others with love, honour and respect, teach that to your children, relatives, colleagues and friends.

In teaching you become a leader, and when you teach the truth you become a truth seeker, for we teach what we most often need to learn.

So as you go about your life, teach, lead and seek the truth.  You'll be so glad you did.

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