The Teachers

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the teachers

“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.” ~ Stanley Lindquist

We are better individuals when we are part of an interdependent group. You and I are better when we have the support of, and when we support, others. Each of us has Teachers that come into our lives at various times. Not all of our teachers are people, but some are. Building good relationships with other people is one way we learn the lessons we need in order to create a better life.

Each of these Teachers, the ones who are people and those who are not, brings an important lesson. And until you learn the lesson, that Teacher comes back again and again, giving you chance after chance. Until you learn the lesson, you can’t move on to the next lesson.

We often fail to recognize these Teachers, even though they are all around us. Why? They disguise themselves. These are potentially powerful learning tools and they come to us as: Mistakes. Guilt and resentment. Pain. Disease. Fear. Addiction. Depression. Emergencies. Death.

Because they come in disguise, we sometimes don’t recognize them as the Teachers they are and we struggle with them. Why do we struggle against the Teachers, potential sources of wisdom in our lives? Maybe nobody ever told us they were Teachers. Maybe we forgot.

In our struggles against them, it is difficult for us to step back and learn the lesson. Instead of learning from these master Teachers, we label them “bad” and try to eradicate them or else we ignore them. And we miss the lessons they bring. But they don’t give up. They keep popping up – often at awkward times – to give us another opportunity to get it.

Their lessons aren’t necessarily pleasant or easy, but we need them in order to move toward a deeper and more meaningful life, because, you see, the Teachers aren’t sent . . . we bring them to us.

We call this “life”. And if you welcome and learn from them, even the “horrible” ones, that’s embracing the Excelerated Life™!

Identifying and accepting the things you are struggling with is one step in creating your Excelerated Life™!, a life of flourishing and well-being, and a life of meaning, purpose, and service.

Read more about the Excelerated Life™.

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