People and events that come into our lives can be transformative for us if we recognize their influence and accept it. Our lives can be changed when we realize that everything we encounter and everyone we meet can be a teacher to us. Teachers challenge us to reach the fullness of our potential. They have the ability to inspire us, to shape our thinking, to open us to the excitement of discovery. Their influence is enduring and shapes our attitudes. If we are open to their influence, we become learners who are receptive, humble, and open to see all life as an experience in which we can learn and develop.
Make me know Your ways, O God; Teach me Your paths.
Contemplate the events and persons who have contributed to your personal growth.
Accept new influences and experiences with an open mind and heart.
When I saw, I reflected upon it;
I looked, and received instruction.
Real authority is born from the good example, in order to help others practice what is right and proper, supporting them in the trials that they encounter on the path of good.
Everyone we meet in life is on a mission to teach us something new.
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.
A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Karen S. Magee
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
It was in the forest that I found “the peace that passeth understanding”