Saturday, November 22, 2014
Some Qualities of a Spiritual Teacher
What is a Spiritual Teacher? Many of you will become or may be perceived as Spiritual Teachers even if you do not claim such a distinction.
One of the things I advise you to do is to not project or make an effort to put on any kind of image of perfection. This is for several reasons.
One of the reasons is that you are not that nor will you become that in your lifetime and I’m saying that because it is not something that is a good thing to have. Oh there will be times when you will be that even though you won’t notice it because it will be the idea of perfection to others.
There will be other times when by being that, and as I say most likely unconsciously to yourself, you will put off others because they feel either that you are putting on some attitude or - and this can sometimes be worse - those who wish to emulate your fine qualities will feel that there is no chance that they can achieve them based upon how advanced you are, in their eyes, to them.
So if you’re going to speak, for example, and you walk over to your chair and you stumble around a bit or drop something don’t feel like you have to pretend that it was intentional :-) It’s really okay to be you.
Let people know that this is something that you feel is worthwhile, if you do feel that way and also let people know - it’s okay to be them even as they acquire their own spiritual capabilities and inspire others to do the same.