This week I met an older gentleman at an event. During a brief book discussion, I mentioned I was training to be a yoga teacher. He excitedly explained he had been one for 25 years.
After the event he spoke to me about teaching yoga. Deep down I knew what he said to me was true but I had never verbalized the thoughts. I stood in awe as he summed up exactly what you need to do as a teacher in ten minutes. His students would often come to him and ask “How did you do that?” He generously shared his secret with me.
This was experience talking.
We need to be reminded that many have gone before us and completed the exact same endeavor we are attempting. They give us the gift of wisdom.
He started by saying “Don’t be afraid.” We all experience times of fear and doubt so these are the most encouraging words you can offer.
As I continue on my journey, I’m depending on many people to share their knowledge with me. This includes my students, especially my husband who provides feedback to me on all my home classes.
If you seek to learn with an open heart, you’ll learn in each mindful moment from those with years of experience and those with none.
I’m thankful for these gifts from everyone.