Teachers show up when you’re ready. But they require you to be an active participant in the teaching.
It’s easy to think a teacher is going to show up and give you knowledge but it doesn’t work like that.
You have to use the initial gift and then do some work.
Ask questions, see if this lesson fits, is practical, etc. Then the teacher gives you some more.
An epiphany as a teacher is even more slippery. Sometimes they’re gone in a second and you say, that was weird. If you don’t pressure yourself to get something out of it, there’s no lasting impact.
What’s happened is that you’ve seen some fireworks on the inside of your mind, you watch and say oooh, and then it fades.
Letting them slip away is like refusing to go through an open door.
But because it was your own mind that produced the burst of realization, it might be that epiphanies can lead to the greatest leaps forward in our lives.
Again, you have to be willing to take the gift and run with it.
I saw a picture on the Internet this week that practically knocked me over when I realized the significance it had played in the lives of most of us.
In an instant, it explained a lot of my own behavior over the years – and also unlocked a key to understanding the behavior of those around me.
So the initial explosion resulted in me experiencing a great deal of peace.
And because I kept asking questions of this teacher – who’s lesson was over in a millisecond – I was able to unravel some principles in how to use it to create effective marketing.
The best part is that because it was kind of “spiritual” the marketing principles we can take from this are actually compassionate (as opposed to cheap manipulation).
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